Thursday, 9 July 2009

Cycling for Children in Gaza

Cycling for Children in Gaza

Few readers send me emails asking about what was the cycling all about. Please have a look at this link (local Durham newspaper):

Anyway, kudos for all, especially the organising committee and the die hard cyclists.

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Cycle for Gaza children

12:31pm Tuesday 9th June 2009

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SEVENTEEN hardy cyclists pedalled 40 miles to raise money for children in Gaza.

Members of Durham University’s Islamic Society (DIUS) and Durham Malaysian Scholars (DMS) cycled from Durham to Hamsterley Forest, near Bishop Auckland, and back on Saturday, June 6.

The ride lasted six-and-a-half hours.

The start was witnessed by Councillor Dennis Southwell, the Mayor of Durham, who stressed the importance of volunteering for worthy causes.

Maszlee Malik, president of DIUS and DMS, said: "Though looking tired and soaked to their bones, all cyclists expressed satisfaction at having completed the cycle."

He added that although the war in Gaza was over, schools must be rebuilt, medical supplies needed replenishing and the road to recovery for the Palestinian people would take years or decades.

"It will never be the last and we will continue to do all the actions needed to help children who have been the victims of war, not only in Gaza but also in Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur and all over the world."

p/s: Thus far, we have managed to raise more than £ 3,000 from the event.

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