Volunteers climb O2 in aid of the Syrian people

Volunteers climb O2 in aid of the Syrian people

A group of volunteers from London successfully completed the o2 climb raising money for the ongoing Syria crisis.

I have been volunteering for Minhaj Welfare for many years now and I really wanted to do something to raise donations to support the people of Syria. I was overwhelmed with the number of brothers and sisters that signed up for the climb. It was really a great challenge

Sadaf Rafiq, a young mother who helped organised the climb

The climb, which Sadaf and 14 other daring brothers and sisters did, in aid of providing food and water for the Syrian refugees, took place on September 2016. The volunteers managed to raise more than £7,000 which will help the ongoing aid efforts.

A diverse number of volunteers participated, with one sister raising more than £1000. Memoona Fatima, a 15 year old student from Barking Abbey raised almost £500, she previously went with Minhaj Welfare to see the dire situation of refugees living in Calais. “I’m kind of scared of heights, so I was really nervous,” she admitted. “But I was okay as I was keeping in mind the cause.”

Minhaj Welfare Foundation has been supporting the Syrian refugees since 2012, in 2016, it supported more than 1000 families living neighboring regions. With the donations raised, MWF will be hoping to support families living on the Turkey/Syria border by providing parcels (including food items) to ensure those living in camps have enough food security for an entire month or two.

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