Get involved in Charity Week and help save lives!

Every year, you come together, get involved in fundraising and help us save and transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world. Charity Week last year raised a monumental £1.4 million to help children across the globe in desperate need of our support.

A staggering 1 in 5 children worldwide live in extreme poverty, and that’s why Charity Week is still so important!

Running from 25th to 31st October, this yearly week of action is the time when we call on YOU to get fundraising to help children in need! So if you, your family and friends, or your mosque, school or workplace want to get involved in Charity Week this year, you can easily sign up and get started.

And through the leaderboards, you can compete with other organisations across the UK to see who has raised the most!

Charity Week 2021: 10K Step Challenge

Can you walk, jog or run 10,000 steps a day for 7 days?

We all know we should be walking 10,000 steps a day, but with working from home, how many of us are actually hitting that goal?

So begin a new habit and take on the Charity Week 10K Step Challenge and join thousands across the UK who will also be stepping to change children’s lives worldwide!

All you need is a good pair of walking shoes (and maybe a brolly!) and you’ll be on your way to your 10K!

Charity Week: You save lives

The generous donations we’ve received in previous years during Charity Week have helped our teams to deliver emergency and long-term care to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Click below to find out more about some of the ways Charity Week donations have saved and transformed the lives of orphans and vulnerable children.

Orphan Sponsorship in South Africa, Sudan, Gaza and Pakistan

Charity Week continues to support existing one-to-one orphan sponsorships across the world. Your donations enabled us to provide 40 more sponsorships in South Africa and Sudan, providing food, clothing education and healthcare.

Emergency response in Idlib, Syria

With the conflict continuing to destroy lives, Idlib saw a second wave of displaced arriving in the city from December 2019. This was on top of the 1.5 million displaced already taking refuge there.

Money raised from Charity Week has contributed to providing vital materials to help children survive the harsh circumstances, including emergency shelter, food, clothing and medical care.

Children’s health care in Gaza

1.5% children in Palestine are disabled and just over half of them live in families that need financial assistance. Our project supports 500-700 disabled children and their parents, improving 10 centres of special education and a total of 50-70 teaching staff.

This project supports necessary rehabilitation works, providing centres with adequate, sufficient and sustainable resources, furniture and equipment. In addition protocols and manuals are being updated and taught in consultation with specialised experts in this field.

Eradicating Hepatitis in Pakistan

Your critical donations are helping orphans and children in poverty to be tested for Hepatitis. Those suffering from the disease are then being provided with the appropriate medical care.

The further spread of the disease is being mitigated with a tailor-made awareness campaign focusing on at-risk communities. Working with community groups for local solutions will help to ensure that the spread of the disease can be slowed and eventually eradicated, insha’Allah.

Enhancing Primary Health and Education for Children in Niger

Your support helps fund our critical work providing safe clean water for communities, new schools, critical health care for disabled and disaffected children and much more!

You’re helping to provide three classrooms, toilets and school equipment in the impoverished region of Tillabery. Alhamdulillah! Thank you for your support.

SubhanAllah, such great work but there’s still so more that needs to be done.

So this year, let’s come together and raise even more. Get involved and help save lives!

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