Wednesday, December 21, 2016

UK: Great things Huddersfield people did for charity last week


"This was a great year with half a million raised, but we must and will strive to do more and help even more people next year."

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Source/Credit: The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
By Henryk Zientek | December 20, 2016

“With so much suffering in society, we must make every effort possible to help everyone."

A charity in Huddersfield was one of more than 50 good causes to benefit from a Charity Walk for Peace.

The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice received £2,000 as it share of the £500,000 raised for UK charities from the walk, which was staged by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association UK (AMEA) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney, Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff, Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin and Halifax MP Holly Lynch were among parliamentarians taking part.

This 28th annual walk was part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK’s nationwide United Against Extremism campaign, which seeks to bring people together to show solidarity against extremism and to promote peace. It was attended by 150 representatives of charities, including Jason Costello, head of community fundraising at the Bradley children’s hospice. Also taking part were Arif Ahmad, northern co-ordinator for Charity Walk funds distribution.

Dr Ijaz ur Rehman, president of AMEA UK, said: “With so much suffering in society, we must make every effort possible to help everyone. This is what our faith teaches us and this is what we seek to put into practice. This was a great year with half a million raised, but we must and will strive to do more and help even more people next year.”

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