On 11th July, join us in remembrance of the 8,372 Bosnian lives lost in the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre. 25 years on, Islamic Relief is hosting a global challenge where you can raise funds to honour those we lost, whether you run, hike, bike or walk!

Dare to save lives whilst you take on this challenge virtually.

What is the challenge?

Join Islamic Relief volunteers and challengers from across the globe on this adventure from wherever you are! The perfect activity for those wanting to combine completing a personal challenge with a great chase.

Grab your bike, your running shoes, your swimming hat or your hiking boots.

11th July 2020 marks the 25th year anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica where thousands of innocent people lost their lives. We would like to commemorate and honour their memory on this day and invite you to join us by taking part in a challenge of your choice.

11km of any activity that you like!

Any location of your choice…

On your own or with family & friends – and with the intention of raising funds to help rebuild lives through Islamic Relief projects.

How to take part:

  1. Decide what your 11km activity will be
  2. Set up your fundraising page
  3. Share your plans on social media with #NeverForgetSrebrenica and #Lifesavers

Once you’ve signed up, keep us updated on how you get on via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@IRChallenges)

  1. Complete your challenge on 11th July and save lives!

Islamic Relief’s History in Bosnia

Facing up to the sheer scale and tragedy of their loss, after the war, people in Srebrenica and across the country began the enormous task of repairing shattered lives and communities. Islamic Relief, one of the first international aid agencies to respond when war broke out in 1992, helped throughout the fighting. When the conflict ended we began restoring homes, schools and health centres and helped families to earn a living once more.

To this day, Islamic Relief supports people who were forced from their homes and communities.

Fundraising Ideas

Smarties: Buy 20 tubes of Smarties and give them to 20 of your friends. Your one condition? Once they’ve enjoyed the Smarties, they return the tubes back to you filled with as many £1 coins as they can collect in a week. You’d be surprised how much you can raise using this tactic!

Bake Sale: A true classic. How about adding a theme to your fundraiser depending on the cause you’re raising for? E.g. a blue theme if you’re fundraising to provide clean water. Or you could really go for it, sell other homemade delights alongside your delicious baked goods like milkshakes, smoothies or classic desserts (trifle, cake & custard etc.).

Car Wash: Probably the most fun thing you could do, and all you need is water, a bucket, a sponge and some car shampoo. You could do this at your school or workplace, or you could even ask a local business to let you use their grounds/car park. Try make it more interesting by doing it in fancy dress and get your family and friends in on all the fun!

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Email us on challenges@islamic-relief.org.uk with any questions or for further information. We’re here to support 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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