Young Muslims from around the country travelled to London's Battersea Park to take part in the Mercy 4 Mankind charity challenge, raising £250,000 for several UK charities including CLIC Sargent.
Volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), with the youngest participant being seven years old, took part in the Mercy 4 Mankind 10k run and walk in Battersea Park.
Leading up to the running event, AMYA volunteers also arranged a number of local fundraising initiatives in schools, football stadiums and supermarkets, helping to raise this incredible amount.
AMYA is the UK’s largest Muslim youth organisation and the leading Muslim youth group challenging extremism in the UK.
The secretary of state for International Development, Justine Greening MP commended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for its charitable work in the UK including the massive flood relief efforts as well as its charitable work internationally.
Talking about the event, Lutf Ur Rehman, a local AMYA youth leader, said: ''Glorious weather, amazing charities, fantastic participants, and a beautiful venue all made the Mercy for Mankind run a thoroughly enjoyable event.
"We are already looking forward to next year's run and keen to raise even more than the £250,000 we have raised so far this year. We were very happy to present CLIC Sargent with a cheque for £16,000.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Nicola White said: "AMYA have been a great support to CLIC Sargent over the past year helping to raise a great amount of awareness and donations for children and young people with cancer.
Thank you also to AMYA for choosing CLIC Sargent as the host charity for this year’s MKA Challenge – it has been a great partnership and raised a fantastic amount of awareness for CLIC Sargent across the UK."
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To find out how you can help raise funds for children and young people with cancer, please contact Nicola White on 0208 752 2867 or email: email@example.com.