Young Muslims from Keighley travel to the Lake District to run and walk for charity

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A CHARITY challenge staged in Keswick attracted young people from Keighley to help raise hundreds of thousands for UK good causes.

A group from the town travelled to the Lake District to take part in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association’s (AMYA) ‘Mercy for Mankind’ charity challenge, which was held on Saturday. (August 19)

Children as young as five from Keighley were joined by other youth from across the country to complete a route of 13 miles.

More than 700 members of the AMYA participated, hoping to surpass £500,000 for charities such as The Royal British Legion, Save the Children, NSPCC, Barnardos, CLIC Sargent, UNICEF, British Red Cross and Cumbria Community Foundation.

Dr Adeem Rubani, local youth leader for Keighley, said: “We wanted to take part in this event because nowadays people have many misconceptions about Islam, and we wanted to show the true teachings of our religion.

“We raise hundreds of thousands of pounds every year for British charities.

“So this year again, many of us travelled to the Lake District for the Mercy for Mankind charity challenge. It was all about raising funds for the most needy in our society without any distinction of faith, colour or creed.”

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Tayyab MansoorYoung Muslims from Keighley travel to the Lake District to run and walk for charity