Muslim Peace Walk supports St Basils for second year running
The organisers of the Muslim Peace Walk have for the second year named St Basils as one of the recipients of their Annual fundraiser. Last year the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association charity which organises the walk decided to hold it in Birmingham and the funds raised were distributed amongst local as well as national charities. This year they have again chosen to support St Basils with the funds raised from the 26th Annual walk, even though it was held in London. Their total donation to St Basils now stands at £4,500.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association is a religious organisation that seeks to present the true interpretation of Islam as a peaceful movement seeking to care for the underprivileged.
Lucy Hackett Head of Fundraising at St Basils said: “We were delighted to be selected as a chosen charity benefiting from The Muslim Peace Walk once again this year. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association have done a fantastic job at running this event and raising so much money for a variety of worthy charities. We are very grateful for the support and the opportunity to further raise awareness of St Basils and our services.’’
Syed Ahmed from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association said: “We are always happy to support St Basils in view of the dedicated team of volunteers they have and the excellent job they are doing in helping and providing support to the vulnerable and homeless youth groups. Supporting and helping our youth is paramount for the long-term betterment of our society as a whole”.
For more information on the Peace Walk, please visit their website: www.ansar.org.uk
Added July 2011