Charity Walk for Peace UK
Charity Walk Cheque presentation at the Palace of Westminster
(The House of Lords)
The annual Charity Walk for Peace was held in May 2017, at the Docklands in the City of London. The aim of this fundraising event was to provide support to charities who rely on funds from such events.
On 6th December 2017, Charity Walk for Peace hosted a Cheque Presentation event at the Houses of Parliament. This event was held at the Palace of Westminster in Central London. Over £685,000 has been raised from this year’s charity walk which was distributed among 114 UK based charities. To date over £4.2 Million has been raised by Charity Walk for Peace and donated to 364 UK Charities based over the years.
Highlights included £250,000 raised for Royal British Legion Poppy appeal, £125,000 for Masroor Institute of Ophthalmology in Burkina Faso, a state of the art teaching hospital being built by Majlis Ansarullah UK, £58,000 for Humanity First Water for Life Project, £25000 for Humanity First Build a School Project and many more .
This was followed by an introductory address by the President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association, Dr. Ijaz Ur Rehman. In his address Dr. Rehman thanked all the volunteers and charity partners who made this year’s walk a success and brief update on funds raised. He was joined by other MPs, Lords & Mayors who thanked the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for its continued efforts in serving mankind. They also expressed their appreciation of such events which breaks down barriers between people from all walks of life, extending the true essence of uniting communities.
The national president of AMA UK, Mr Rafiq Ahmad Hayat, delivered the keynote address. In his address he acknowledged the efforts of the community for succeeding in raising a large amount of funds that were distributed among the various charities. He paid particular recognition to the charities and individuals who give up so much of their lives to help humanity in any way they can, especially in areas of conflict.
The event was attended by 9 Members of Parliament, 4 Lords, 7 Mayors, representatives of the Air Force, various dignitaries and representatives of over 70 charities. In the end guests were provided with refreshments to commemorate the achievements on this year’s Charity Walk for Peace.