Charity Challenge 2018

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Charity Challenge 2018

Yesterday, Sunday the 8th of July, saw the culmination of a year of continuous charity events in the form of the MKA Mercy4Mankind Charity Challenge Walk&Run. Held in the picturesque Rother Valley Park in Sheffield, the event included a half-marathon, a 3K race for children, go-karting, a bouncy castle and a fun raft-racing competition, all aiming to make a final attempt to raise even more money for charity for the 17-18 year.

The events started with the competitive run followed shortly by the non competitive runners and the atfal. This was going to be tougher than usual because of extremely hot weather, close to, if not, the hottest day of the year but alhamdulillah, all managed to complete the race and there were no serious casualties of the heatwave.

At the end, to reward all the finishers, medals of a different nature to previous years were given – unique, beautifully designed, embossed rectangular medals were much cimplimented. Everyone enjoyed sandwiches and fruits – including crisp, refreshing, sweet watermelons aplenty – were enjoyed by all khuddam and atfal.

Following this a raft race was held in the early afternoon. It was intently watched by all, with everyone supporting their own region. After spending an hour building their rafts in the searing heat, teams from each region put their construction ability to the ultimate test by jumping on their own rafts and competing against each other in a race. The teams paddled furiously in a 250M race across a beautiful lake in the park and gave the atfal and khuddam plenty to laugh about. The national amila team took the lead at the outset but an overzealous region bumped into them and hampered their lead. South Region’s wonky raft disintegrated not long after but their resilience shone through when they got themselves together and got back in the lake. Baitul Ehsan had issues of a different nature with certain khuddam paddling the wrong way but eventually figured it out and put on a brave effort to the end. In the end, it was Masroor Region who took the gold medal winning by a comfortable margin. 2nd and 3rd were Baitun Noor and National Amila respectively.

In the afternoon, participants also excitedly waited for the arrival of the 'Ride4Peace' group of riders and gave them a huge welcome to the site at 3pm. The group had been cycling for 7 days and over 500 miles across the Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, North Wales and the Peak District all to raise money for the charities we're supporting this year.

Following this a raft race was held in the early afternoon. It was intently watched by all, with everyone supporting their own region. After spending an hour building their rafts in the searing heat, teams from each region put their construction ability to the ultimate test by jumping on their own rafts and competing against each other in a race. The teams paddled furiously in a 250M race across a beautiful lake in the park and gave the atfal and khuddam plenty to laugh about. The national amila team took the lead at the outset but an overzealous region bumped into them and hampered their lead. South Region’s wonky raft disintegrated not long after but their resilience shone through when they got themselves together and got back in the lake. Baitul Ehsan had issues of a different nature with certain khuddam paddling the wrong way but eventually figured it out and put on a brave effort to the end. In the end, it was Masroor Region who took the gold medal winning by a comfortable margin. 2nd and 3rd were Baitun Noor and National Amila respectively.

In the afternoon, participants also excitedly waited for the arrival of the ‘Ride4Peace’ group of riders and gave them a huge welcome to the site at 3pm. The group had been cycling for 7 days and over 500 miles across the Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, North Wales and the Peak District all to raise money for the charities we’re supporting this year.

In total, over the course of the year, more than £500,000 has been raised for 12 British charities who’re doing some really important work to alleviate the suffering of British people from all walks of life. These include Barnardo’s, Cancer Research UK, Humanity First, The British Red Cross, The RNIB, The Royal British Legion and several others. As the Mercy4Mankind Charity Challenge has been named after the title given to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) as a testimony to his merciful character, we’re proud to support these charities.

Many of the charities we’re working with came to the evening reception held at Baitul Afiyat – the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Sheffield – where charity representatives and senior members from the police and local authority were present. They spoke of the fruits of the collaborative efforts with MKA and were very supportive of ongoing work together to help humanity. Cheques were also given to all the charities.

For more, we strongly recommend visiting the official Mercy4Mankind website at Mercy4Mankind.org

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