NZF Winter Challenge
The National Zakat Foundation held its first ever Winter Challenge on 22nd December 2012. Over 100 people took part in the 5 mile mystery walk across London to help raise funds to tackle fuel poverty in the UK.
One participant, Sumaiya Umm Imran took part with her whole family mash’Allah and shared her experience with us:
“Alhamdulillah I’m really glad that we did the NZF Winter Challenge as a family. The kids enjoyed their time and did the walk too mash’Allah! They saw some homeless people on the way and we talked about how we should help people in need. It was a bit tough walking in the rain, but I felt how lucky we were that there would be hot food waiting for us afterwards. For most homeless people this is a luxury they can only dream about. Insha’Allah we would love to take part in future walks.”
Jazak Allah Khair to everyone who supported the Challenge. With your help we raised over £30,000 which will go towards supporting vulnerable individuals and families with their essential food, clothing and heating requirements this winter insha’Allah.
Don’t worry if you missed out, you can still help by contributing to our campaign to alleviate fuel poverty by making a donation
. Video highlights from the walk and the dinner will be available on our website
by the end of the week insha’Allah. In the meantime, you can see some pictures of the action here.