Shahzad Malik, Ireland Correspondent
Sunday, 15 September 2019 saw Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Ireland hold its 5th Annual Charity walk in Salthill, Galway.
These 5K charity walks have become a regular feature of the Khuddam calendar in recent years, and have raised over €25,000 for local charities since its inception.
Registration for the event started at 11am. The mayor of Galway, Councillor Mike Cubbard also joined to formally inaugurate the walk. The event began at around 12pm with the recitation of the Holy Quran and its translation. Representatives from all three charities said some introductory remarks. The mayor also spoke briefly and appreciated the work carried out by the community.
Despite rain, people enjoyed the walk that went through the most visited and scenic coastline trail in Galway.
Jamaat members from all over Ireland, as well the wider Irish public, attended the walk. Many Irish people were introduced to the Jamaat and had a chance to speak with our Jamaat members.
There were 14 volunteers provided by the charities who were assigned different tasks. Participants were served with light refreshments and a lunch box was provided to all after finishing the walk. Lajna members had also set up a food tent with delicious home made snacks to raise some funds for the charity walk.
Alhamdolillah, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya managed to collect over €10,000 with approximately 37% contribution from Lajna Imaillah and Nasirat efforts.
Funds from this year’s collections are to be distributed between three local charities; Croí Heart Foundation, Galway Simon Community and Cope Galway.
The total participation was over 100 people.