Hundreds of Surrey and Hampshire children will walk the mile at sites across London and the home counties
Schoolchildren from across Haslemere , Aldershot, Farnborough, Guildford and Farnham will join children from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) to walk a mile at several sites across London and the Home Counties on Saturday (May 27).
They include London’s oldest Mosque in Southfields and Western Europe’s largest mosque in Morden.
So far the children have raised £4,278 of their £5,000 target.
They will also hold a minute’s silence for the 22 victims of the Manchester attack and their families.
Adam Walker, vice president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, said: “Given the tragic attacks in Manchester, we feel that it is vital for all of Britain to unite under the banner of peace and unity.
“This walk is also a symbolic way for the children to show that true Islam seeks only to help the vulnerable. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has taught us that ‘loyalty to your country is part of your faith.’
“We wish to unite with our fellow Brits of all backgrounds and the children will be walking to support the vulnerable.”
Schoolchildren from AMYA in the north will walk three miles for Forget Me Not Hospice at the same time to support children with life shortening conditions and their families.
The walks form part of AMYA’s annual ‘Mercy4Mankind’ campaign which includes regular homeless feeding sessions, tree planting and hospital and care home visits.
The campaign’s name is sourced from the Holy Qur’an, in which the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace be upon him) was referred to as a ‘Mercy for all Mankind’.