(MENAFN) A group of seven people in the UK has embarked on a 50-mile (80-kilometer) walk from London to Cambridge to raise funds for earthquake victims in Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon. The walk, organized as part of the "Walk 4 Hope" campaign, is expected to take approximately 24 hours. The group started the walk from outside the East London Mosque and will collect donations during the journey on behalf of the Human Relief Foundation (HRF), which will distribute Ramadan packages to the earthquake victims.
Faisal Uddin, an HRF official, spoke to Anadolu about the devastation he personally witnessed in Turkey. He said that HRF managed to raise about £40,000 ($48,700) and went to Turkey to help in relief efforts. Erdener Uysal, a Turkish member of the walking group, said that they aim to collect over $30,000 to deliver aid to the quake victims during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
The earthquake that struck Turkey in October 2020 caused widespread damage and claimed dozens of lives. It also affected neighboring Syria and Lebanon, where many people are still struggling to recover from the aftermath of the explosion in Beirut in August 2020. The Walk 4 Hope campaign aims to raise awareness and funds for those affected by natural disasters and conflicts in the region.
The group's arrival at Cambridge Central Mosque on Saturday evening will mark the end of their journey and the culmination of their fundraising efforts. Their walk serves as a reminder of the importance of solidarity and support for those affected by crises around the world.
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