A Hilly Challenge


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A team of fundraisers from Halifax are hoping to overcome a tall challenge later this month as they attempt to conquer the route from Halifax to Bradford.

The team, running on behalf of nationwide charity, Islamic Relief, will be setting off on Monday 24th February as they tackle the hilly course between Halifax town centre and Centenary Square in Bradford.

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Organised by Khwaja Arfan Mir, who will be running alongside a number of family members, he explained why he decided to set up the ‘fundraising mission’.

“Initially it was just going to be me doing the run but as I started mentioning it to people, others wanted to get involved so I thought ‘why not?’” he said.

“I feel that people do want to help with fundraising but too often they just don’t know where to turn or how to begin.

Hopefully by them joining in this run we can raise important funds for the vulnerable people in Syria.

“I truly believe that there are good people out there who just need something like this to get started with their fundraising.”

He added: “If I raise just £20, at least it will be £20 more than nothing going towards a great cause.”

Confronting the testing uphill route, will be a team of runners, joggers and walkers who want to raise money to help Syria’s suffering population. Since the civil war began, more than one million people have been left homeless with many children becoming orphans.

Mohammed Mohsin Qayyuum, will also be doing the run and explained why he signed up to take part: “I got involved initially because it seemed like a really good thing to do to help children in Syria in particular.

“It could have been any cause really and been worthy but I look forward to this challenge and helping these most vulnerable.”

Ehsan Ali Mir and Haider Ali are also helping with the fundraising efforts and urged anybody who can to come down and get involved on the day.

To find out more information about the run, including how to take part, please visit Islamic Relief’s North East Facebook page or contact Arfan on 07772 502 543.

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