Charities unite for Ramadan cause

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Oxfam and Muslim Aid to hold sponsored walk

CHARITIES Oxfam and Muslim Aid will unite this month for a sponsored walk to celebrate the month of Ramadan.

The London walk will unite people from different backgrounds and ages, the charities said and will raise money to help poor communities cope with the ongoing food crisis.

Those participating in the walk will undergo a four mile walk from Victoria Gardens to the Central Mosque, Regent’s Park where they will join other Muslims in time to open their fasts.

“Ramadan is a time for fasting, reflection, and for helping others. Throughout this period Muslims don’t eat or drink during the hours of daylight and focus their thoughts and acts of charity on those who don’t have enough to eat,” Saif Ahmad, Chief Executive of Muslim Aid said.

The money raised from the event will be shared by Muslim Aid and Oxfam and spent on programmes helping poor communities cope with the ongoing food crisis.

The increasing costs of basics such as rice, corn and wheat mean the worlds poorest are suffering in countries like Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Iraq.

Oxfam and Muslim Aid have already developed many food and nutrition programmes, which will be helped by this event.

This event offers a unique opportunity for everyone to join this symbolic occasion, whilst raising valuable funds for those struggling to cope with the food crisis.” said Barbara Stocking, Oxfam Chief Executive.

The sponsored walk will take place on Sunday September 14.

For more information or to register for the walk call 0300 200 1244 or visit http://www.Oxfam.org.uk/Sunset_Walk  

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