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Charity Week 2022 - Islamic Relief UK

Charity Week kicks off with Islamic Relief UK to help the most vulnerable orphans and children around the world

Running from 24th to 30th October, Charity Week is a completely volunteer led campaign of Islamic Relief which runs as a yearly week of action to raise funds for children. Open to all faiths and none, every volunteer and donor has a say in what projects the money raised is spent on.

Charity Week last year raised a monumental £1.8 million to help children across the globe in desperate need of our support. The donations received in previous years during Charity Week have helped Islamic Relief teams to deliver emergency and long-term care to some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

The ultimate goal of Charity Week is to become a vehicle to inspire young people to become active, socially engaged and united upon our shared Islamic and humanitarian values. Through leaderboards, individuals and organisations – including university societies and school clubs – compete to see who has raised the most across the nation.

Ateeq Salik, National Community Fundraising Manager, said: “Charity Week embodies the inspiring charitable spirit of thousands of young people. What began as an initiative by students has become a nationwide activity engaging all members of the community uniting for a greater cause.

“This year we have seen the hunger crisis unfold at an alarming speed as well as extreme weather impacting the most vulnerable. As Islamic Relief continues to step up our efforts to support orphans and children around the world, it is more important than ever that events like Charity Week bring people together and help to make a real difference.

“I look forward to seeing the creativity and energy of this year’s initiatives and I wish everyone the very best in their fundraising efforts. This generation of lifesavers are an inspiring example of vivacious individuals coming together to help others.” 

The three main categories this year are Education, Hunger & Malnutrition and Emergency, including programmes in Somalia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Many countries have been hit hard by the unfolding hunger crisis as well as more frequent extreme weather. Charity Week 2022 raise funds for a plethora of projects, with a focus on addressing upliftment of Education across the globe and tackling starvation.

This Charity Week, thousands of people will be taking part in the Charity Week 10k Step Challenge. Throughout the month of October, they will be walking, jogging and running together before logging their steps and raising funds to help to change the lives of children around the world.


Notes to editors

For any questions or to request to interview one of our spokespeople, please contact: Jonaid Jilani: [email protected]; 07872 403534.

About Charity Week

The vision of Charity Week is to become a vehicle to inspire young people to become active, socially engaged and united upon our shared Islamic and humanitarian values. Raising money to help countless Orphans and Needy Children across the World is just one outcome. The real story, however, is not about the money or the countries but the unity that is created at all levels – whether our volunteers are young or old, organising or volunteering, donating or collecting, Muslim or non-Muslim. It is this unity that we hope will provide a lasting solution to the suffering of the children of the world.

About Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is a faith-inspired, development and humanitarian agency working to transform and save the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in over 40 countries. Islamic Relief assists people according to need and does not discriminate in any way.

Set up in Birmingham in 1984 by a group of volunteers, we have assisted over 117 million people all over the world. We’re saving lives and empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty in over 40 countries – from Bangladesh to Bosnia, Pakistan to Palestine, Kenya to Kosovo. Islamic Relief is on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous and difficult places – including Syria and Yemen – strengthening the most marginalised communities to withstand conflict and natural disasters and to build a brighter future. We also support vulnerable people in the UK in partnership with local charities and organisations.

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