Muslims set to raise several thousand pounds for British Charities

16.06.2024 Farnham, UK – The annual Beacon of Peace Charity Walk is set to take place on Sunday, 30th June, at Waverley Abbey School, Tilford. The event will bring together thousands of participants from diverse backgrounds to support a variety of charitable causes. Beacon of Peace, formerly known as Charity Walk for Peace, has been organising charity events since 1985. This initiative by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association reflects its commitment to serve humanity without regard to colour, creed, nationality, or race. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, assist those in need, foster community cohesion, support humanitarian initiatives, bring people together, enhance understanding, and promote peace among people from all walks of life.

Key Milestones for the charity include:

– Over 6500 volunteers across the UK support Beacon of Peace in fundraising and charity event management.

– More than £10 million raised to date for British Charities & different global humanitarian initiatives.

– 622 UK registered charities supported.

A distinctive feature of Beacon of Peace is that all organisers are unpaid volunteers, ensuring that no administrative costs are deducted from donations. All operational costs are covered by membership subscriptions, ensuring that every penny raised goes directly to charity. “We are delighted to welcome participants to the Beacon of Peace Charity Walk 2024. Our goal is to bring communities together and support those in need through collective effort and generosity. This event is not just a walk; it’s a step towards fostering understanding and peace in our society,” said Mirza Waqas Ahmad, National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) UK.

Rafiq Hayat, National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK states: “Charity is a central tenet of Islam and is repeatedly emphasised throughout the Holy Quran., and this event puts these teachings into action” .

About Beacon of Peace:

Beacon of Peace is an initiative of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association, part of the UK’s oldest established Muslim community. Originally known as Charity Walk For Peace (CWFP), the name and branding were updated in 2024 to Beacon of Peace (BoP) to reflect the expanded scope of fundraising events beyond charity walks and to illustrate a broader horizon of reach and global humanitarian projects. Since its inception in 1985, the charity walk has been held at various venues across the UK, attracting thousands of participants annually. Millions of pounds have been raised and distributed to over 600 UK registered charities and used to support humanitarian projects.

Event Details:

– Date: Sunday, 30th June 2024.

– Venue: Waverley Abbey School, Tilford St, Tilford, Farnham, GU10 2AE.

– Registration: 09:30 AM.

– Start of Walk: 11:00 AM.

– Lunch: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

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