Volunteers in UK begin 80-kilometer walk to raise funds for Türkiye’s quake victims

by Anadolu Agency


A group of people in the UK started walking from London to Cambridge to help a fundraising campaign for earthquake victims in Türkiye, Syria, and Lebanon.

The 50-mile (80-kilometer) walk, organized by a group of seven as part of “Walk 4 Hope,” will 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 in Türkiye, Syria, and Lebanon.

Speaking to Anadolu, Faisal Uddin, an HRF official, said that he has personally witnessed the devastation that took place in Türkiye.

“We saw everything just crumbling down. It really hurt us deeply here. So, we couldn’t wait around to see what we can do. So, we flew out over there (to Türkiye),” he said.

He said that HRF managed to raise about £40,000 ($48,700) and they went to Türkiye to help in relief efforts.

Erdener Uysal, 58, 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 group is expected to arrive at Cambridge Central Mosque on Saturday evening.

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