The Sadaqah Jariyah triathlon challenge, set for Saturday 12 August, will see five teams of eight fundraisers ride eight to ten kilometres on mountain bikes through the trails of Beddgelert Forest, followed by a 16 kilometres trek up the Rhyd Ddu path, up to the summit of Mount Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales, and down the Llanberis path, before finally crossing the challenge finish line by paddling two kilometres in rafted-together canoe boats across the glacially formed Lake Padarn.
Tufail Hussain, Deputy Director and Head of Fundraising at Islamic Relief UK says:
“Many regions in East Africa go through a devastating cycle of drought and famine, forcing communities to drink contaminated water which cause diseases, such as watery diarrhoea, cholera and other life-threatening illnesses. A child dies every 25 seconds because of water borne diseases.
“The Sadaqah Jariyah pedal-peak-paddle challenge will not only test our fundraisers’ willpower, endurance and ability to work successfully within a team, but it will also help Islamic Relief raise much needed funds to support water projects that will provide clean, safe drinking water. We appreciate the team’s support and dedication to make a difference to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.”
Islamic Relief has previously invested in 36 borehole wells across East Africa and implemented a number of drought-related interventions as a response to the ongoing drought crisis. The funds raised from our fundraising challenges will also go towards establishing water projects and providing much needed vital assistance in areas across East Africa.
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