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INSPIRING: Charity walk and cycle raises more than £60,000 for three water appeals

 Published on: 5th September 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

A community sports organisation in Stanmore has raised more than £60,000 for three projects providing clean water for those in need.

Stanmore Jafferys (SJ) held two sporting activities on Saturday, August 19, in support of WF-AID’s Ali Asghar Water Appeal.

Residents came together at the Hujjat mosque in Stanmore to collaboratively complete 7,200km of walking or cycling to raise £72,000 for vital water projects in Gaza, Tanzania and Pakistan.

Some participants completed a five-kilometre walk around the perimeter of the Harrow Rugby Football Club, while others took part in SJ’s annual flagship cycle ride.

A spokesperson for SJ said: “Our primary purpose is geared towards making this world a better place through our love of sports. There is no better way to making a difference together than to help raise funds for WF-AID’s life-changing projects through your donations and fundraising.”

At the time of writing, the fundraiser has raised more than £60,000. All donations collected will be dedicated to supporting three projects: Gaza Water Truck and Water Tanks, Tanzania Borewell, and the Pakistan Sanitation Project.

The spokesperson added: “Ninety-seven per cent of the water in Gaza is unsafe. Beit Lahia (north Gaza) lacks the infrastructure and local support, making access to clean water difficult. This project involves obtaining a water truck and 200 water tanks to help 1,400 individuals a day.”

Money directed to Tanzania will provide five borewells to support 20,000 people a day, whilst money donated to the sanitation project in Pakistan will support the construction of eight washrooms in impoverished areas.

To support their latest fundraiser, visit https://mysadaqa.com/sj-aawa-2023

 

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