Young Wimbledon Muslims Run And Walk To Show True Islam

Heading to Keswick for the Mercy For Mankind Charity Challenge

The largest Muslim youth organisation in Britain, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is to hold its 'Mercy for Mankind' Charity Challenge on Saturday 19th August in Fitz Park, Keswick.

Members of the organisation, some as young as five, from Wimbledon and Raynes Park, are joining other youth from across the country to practice the Islamic teachings of serving humanity by raising funds for British charities in the Half Marathon. They hope to dispel myths surrounding Islam by promoting its true peaceful values.

Over 700 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) are hoping to surpass £500,000 raised for UK charities, including, The Royal British Legion, Save the Children, NSPCC, Barnardos, CLIC Sargent, UNICEF, British Red Cross, Cumbria Community Foundation and others.

This year welcomes the 33rd Charity Challenge, which first began in 1985. Since its inception AMYA has raised in excess of £2 million for UK charities. The event is generally hosted in a different location each year, with previous locations including the Tower of London, Hyde Park, Battersea Park, Hampshire and the Yorkshire Dales.

Aamer Hafeez, Regional youth leader for AMYA Masroor Region said: “We are travelling all the way from Putney because nowadays people have many misconceptions about Islam and we want to show the true teachings of Islam. We raise hundreds of thousands of pounds every year for British charities. This year again, many of us are travelling to the Lake for the Mercy for Mankind Charity Challenge to raise funds for the most needy in our society without any distinction of faith, colour or creed.”

August 18, 2017