Tough Mudder Half for Islamic Relief

Alrighty, get ready to take part in one of the toughest challenges on the planet. One of Islamic Relief‘s latest fundraising challenges is Tough Mudder Half, a 5 mile mud run designed to drag you out of your comfort zone with a test of physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. With the help of your fellow Mudders, you’ll overcome mud-drenched obstacles and adrenaline-pumping challenges. And you’ll do it all … Continue reading Tough Mudder Half for Islamic Relief

Ayesha’s Cycle Challenge

A poetic summary of reflections on my Andalusia Cycle Challenge 2016 for Islamic Relief’s Water4Life project:


Cycling through the plains of the stunning South of Spain

While desperately trying to distract myself from the pain

That led from my backside right down to my knees…

I inhaled the smell of a thousand olive trees

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Brotherhood Mudder Run

In an effort to raise funds for Islamic Relief, a group of lifelong friends came together this past week to take on two running challenges. Coming together as a team called The Brotherhood they took part in Tough Mudder London West on 30 April and the Muslim Charity Run inVictoria Park, Tower Hamlets, on 8 May. “We came, we saw, we conquered,” said Zara Mir, who took part in Tough … Continue reading Brotherhood Mudder Run

Halifax to Bradford Fun Run for Islamic Relief

Okay my Northern lovelies, this one’s for you! Coventry too far south to travel for your first running adventure of the year? Fear not, because the Islamic Relief Halifax to Bradford Fun Run falls the same day and it’s calling you now. There are millions of children in poverty around the world, feeling the effects of war, drought and famine. The good news is that charities like Islamic … Continue reading Halifax to Bradford Fun Run for Islamic Relief

Survival Camp – Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief brings you the Survival Camp on the weekend of 19th and 20th December 2015. Refugees have walked for months on end in search of safety and shelter. Could you sacrifice just one night and spend 24 hours living the refugee experience – away from the warmth and comfort of your home? With a minimum fundraising target of £165 you will provide one family … Continue reading Survival Camp – Islamic Relief

Epping Forest Night Trek for Islamic Relief

This one might be for you… if you’re not afraid of the dark! Islamic Relief’s latest challenge is their Epping Forest Night Trek, which they’re running to raise funds for those suffering in Palestine. With lots of spooky noises and pitch darkness, it will be not just a physical challenge but one that will challenge your mental state of mind too! The Trek takes place between 4.00pm … Continue reading Epping Forest Night Trek for Islamic Relief

Count down to the Great Birmingham Run

This Sunday, a team of 6 volunteers will be running 13.1 miles at The Great Birmingham Run! Amongst them is our very own Kanza Ahmed. They are ‪#‎Running4Gaza‬ to help raise funds & awareness about Islamic Relief’s ongoing Gaza campaign. Kanza says: “after much talking about it, I have finally got my trainers on and decided to tackle my first ever half marathon Inshallah and … Continue reading Count down to the Great Birmingham Run

Let’s eat cake

Like many people, we’ve looked on at Islamic Relief’s Cakes4Syria campaign with a mixture of awe and humility. Twice a week throughout the month of Ramadan, hundreds of volunteers have given up their own time to deliver over 15,000 delicious cakes nationwide. Yesterday alone they delivered 6000 of them in anticipation of a chocolaty Eid. Most of us have forgotten the heat wave of the … Continue reading Let’s eat cake

Islamic Relief Mud Run Challenge!

Almost two years after supporters of Islamic Relief USA took on the Mud Factor challenge to raise money for its orphans fund, it seems Islamic Relief UK has also caught the Mud Run bug. According to the Islamic Relief Challenges Facebook page, their brand new Mud Run Challenge will take place this August, shortly after Eid al-Fitr. Interestingly they are running the challenge over two separate days for brothers and … Continue reading Islamic Relief Mud Run Challenge!

Taking on Mud Factor for Islamic Relief

Reposted from the Islamic Relief USA blog: Getting Muddy for a Good Cause. On a Saturday morning in August, twenty very different people decided to run a 5k for a good cause. They put on their running shoes and ran, jumping over fallen trees, trekking up intimidating hills, and leaping over muddy streams. The runners even had to climb over some obstacles and crawl under … Continue reading Taking on Mud Factor for Islamic Relief