Walk for Iraq

On August 24, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

The ongoing problems faced by ordinary Iraqis are the result of the same political manhandling that has plagued the Middle East, including Lebanon, for decades.  While we address the roots of this issue, we mustn’t forget that its victims live with the results every day.  Here is an opportunity to help:

Walk for Iraq, a global movement that organises sponsored walks and fundraising initiatives for charitable organisations throughout Iraq have announced a 23km walk in the UK on Saturday 10th September 2011. The route chosen this year is from Glynde to Seaford and will approximately take 12 hours and has been rated as hard. The participants will be raising money for Help the Needy Charitable Trust’s ( UK Reg. 1059951)   Empowering the Widows of Mesopotamia project. Their minimum target this year is £20,000 and with that money they aim to radically improve the lives of many Iraqi widows by helping them attain job placements, better healthcare and education.

Walk for Iraq  has raised so far, through personal/individual sponsorships, over 128,000 USD for well established non-governmental organisations that provide to Iraqis in need: International Committee of the Red Cross, Refugees International, UNICEF, The Iraqi Orphan Foundation and Iraqi Christians In Need.

To support them on this journey please visit www.justgiving.com/walkforiraq2011uk to make a donation. You can also visit www.walkforiraq.com for more details.

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