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We are pleased to have over 40 inspiring charities taking part in The London Interfaith Fun Run this 29th August 2022. This event represents a commitment by all taking part to friendship, community, and mutual respect between people of all faiths and beliefs. It is an amazing opportunity for people to come together in solidarity and unity across communities.
The Charity Fair on the day will host all our fantastic participating charities! This is an excellent occasion to learn about and support London’s diverse charities and what they are up to. Each charity will have an exciting and interactive stall set up, so make sure you have a look around and visit as many as possible. And if you are running, don’t forget to keep an eye out for the charity you are fundraising for, they’ll be looking forward to meeting their runners!
This event will be held at the StoneX Stadium, Barnet on the 29th of August 2022 from 10 am – 3 pm. Registration to walk, jog or run the 1k, 5k and 10k races is only £5. Spectators are welcome to come down on the day to cheer on participants and enjoy the other elements of the day for free.
We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Below we have a list of this year’s participating charities. Scroll to find out more about the important work they do. If you would like to fundraise for any of the following charities find out more here.
List of charities:
The Faith & Belief Forum- is the country’s leading community relations charity. For 25 years we have been bringing together people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds through our pioneering interfaith and cross-cultural programmes to build a society founded on understanding, free from hate, and filled with empathy where everyone can co-exist and thrive.
Fundraise for us today to build a more connected tomorrow.
Donate to The Faith & Belief Forum runners at https://www.justgiving.com/faithbeliefforum
Kagyu Samye Dzong London- run a programme of courses and workshops focusing on meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism in Bermondsey, near the heart of central London. Currently raising funds to support the incredible efforts of ROKPA Poland in providing food and medicine for a shelter for Ukrainian women and children in Wroclaw.
The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA)- help Afghan refugees resettle and integrate into British society by providing a range of services which tackle the root causes of problems directly affecting migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
All Aboard- sells donated goods on eBay to fund worthy causes such as residential care, homes for the elderly, community hubs, schools for children with disabilities, support for cancer patients and their families, educational projects to mention just a few, benefit from their charity shop trading.
NHS Blood and Transfer- Provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK.
Dar din Dar- deal with the vast issues such us unemployment, training, depression , education, empowering women, translations, sign posting and working as well alongside and together with other organisation.
The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification- seeks to promote harmony and stability within families and between faith groups by encouraging a relationship with God and living for the sake of others, thereby leading to a cohesive society.
The Jain Network- carries out activities such as education and training workshops; advocacy, healthy living including yoga and meditation; reduction of social isolation and loneliness for the community members of the wider community; interfaith and public events; community cohesion, cultural and spiritual activities.
Maccabi GB- is part of a global movement operating in over 70 countries, their mission is to support the long term future of British Jewry by engaging and developing the entire Jewish Community with a broad range of sporting, educational, social and health and wellbeing activities, whilst promoting Jewish Identity and the centrality of Israel.
MTO Shahmaghsoudi® School of Islamic Sufism®- is an international non-profit organisation. Their activities span a range of sustainable, community, charitable, and learning initiatives such as interfaith efforts; disaster response including those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; youth mentorship and support.
Mother and Child Welfare Organisation- helps families living in poverty in Hammersmith, Ealing, Brent and Wandsworth. Specialising in work with migrants and refugees. they provide training, education, 1-1 support and expert information. We want to build a unified society in which everyone can lead a good life.
Rumi’s Cave- an alternative community hub, arts and events venue in London, presenting a diverse range of cultural and social programmes to connect hearts, minds and communities. It is a non-defined social space open to all to reflect and share, inspired by the legacy of Jalauddin Rumi.
Union of Jewish Students (UJS)- Traditional, progressive, cultural and spiritual, they are the voice of over 8,500 Jewish students, spanning 69 Jewish Societies on campuses across the UK and Ireland.
Watford Workshop- acts as a route to employment, skills development and improved living for adults with disabilities including learning, physical and sensory disabilities. This is done by providing employment in the field of hand packing and light assembly work for commercial customers. In addition to the employment and work skills training, the workshop offers training courses in functional education and life skills in order to facilitate independent living and enhance wellbeing.
African Portuguese Speaking Community- focus on legal aid, education, and inclusion work to empower and build the capacity of vulnerable groups, to increase community participation and contribution to decision-making in order to build a vibrant, sustainable community.
Brook- are committed to changing attitudes, challenging prejudices and championing equality so that all young people can lead happy, healthy lives. Through innovative clinical services, digital support, tailored counselling and inspiring relationships and sex education, young people are able to take charge of their sexual health and wellbeing.
The US- work to engage Jews with mainstream orthodox Jewish living, learning and caring.
The Feast- Our desire is to bring together teenagers from different faiths and cultures to build friendships, explore faith and change lives.
Yog Foundation- is an award-winning registered charity which seeks to bring the local British Hindu, British Indian and wider Bexley communities together to improve community cohesion and inclusivity, serve the vulnerable, celebrate diversity and improve the mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing for all.
Preventing Gambling Harms in Diverse Communities- aims to raise awareness and address the issue of gambling harm disproportionately affecting young people from ethnic minority populations.
The Groundswell Project- is about building empathy in communities. Helping neighbours find out that they are more the same than they are different.
Nishkam SWAT- primary function is to unite and transform financially disadvantaged communities by focusing on projects which make a difference to people’s lives in the short term and improve their prospects in the long term.
Jami- guides people through the challenging journey of navigating mental health services, providing emotional support and expert advice.
Naz and Matt Foundation- exist to empower and support LGBTQI+ individuals, their friends and family to work towards resolving challenges linked to sexuality or gender identity, particularly where religion is heavily influencing the situation.
Stand up! Education Against Discrimination- brings Muslim and Jewish educators into the classroom to facilitate informal conversations with young people. By providing safe spaces and interactive workshops, students are empowered to learn about and act against antisemitism and anti-Muslim hate.
Go Dharmic- inspired by the idea of Dharma, we want to create a world where individuals can come together to create positive change in their lives and their communities.
Act for Change- strive to reclaim and protect the potential of every child, which is threatened by adversity, trauma, and neglect.
Nisa-Nashim- works to bring the Jewish and Muslim communities in Britain closer together by setting up groups of women who build friendships, grow as leaders, and benefit wider society through our programmes and initiatives. They engage with government bodies, policymakers, and others on how to promote social cohesion, and campaign on issues such as raising awareness of Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and women’s role in society.
CST’s- promotes good relations between British Jews and British society by working towards the elimination of racism and antisemitism. facilitate Jewish life by projecting Jews from the dangers of antisemitism, and antisemitic terrorism.
pl8au al-suffa- a cross-community interfaith initiative providing hot meals and companionship, food bank, clothes bank, and pampering sessions for the elderly, homeless and people in need of all faiths and beliefs. Key aim is to help tackle poverty, cultural deprivation, and isolation. By partnering up with institutions relevant to service user’s needs, while providing a safety net for the vulnerable.
BAPS- a global non-religious, charitable organisation that originated from the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha with a focus on serving society also known for its multifarious charitable activities.
Religions for Peace- participate in the global mission to go beyond dialogue and common action with communities of faith and the society at large. Their work involves nuclear disarmament education, climate change, inner peace exploration and fighting hate speech.
National Hindu Students Forum- ensures Hindu representation in all spheres of society.
The All-Faiths Network- aims to further mutual respect of different religions and faith traditions.
Barnet Multifaith Forum- ensures that faith communities have a voice in relevant matters affecting issues of faith and belief as well as celebrating cultural diversity. They support social action projects designed to enhance the environment and living conditions of all in the Borough.
Naz Legacy- their mission is to help young people from minority communities and disadvantaged backgrounds by supporting their education whilst encouraging positive integration into British society.
Humanists UK- is a charitable organisation promoting secular humanism with the aims to represent “people who seek to live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs” in the UK by campaigning on issues relating to humanism, secularism, and human rights.
International Liberty Association- promotes a respect for human rights in Iran and the Middle East, at the same time as assisting the victims of such abuses. It aims to campaign on behalf of, as well as provide support and assistance to those imprisoned or otherwise detained due to their gender, political, religious, or otherwise consciously held belief. Their work supports and promote the rights of children, women and religious minorities who face systematic discrimination and brutal oppression.
The Faiths Forum for London- empowers religious communities to work together towards a better London by bringing together leaders from across nine different faiths to work collaboratively.
New Citizens’ Gateway- believes that everyone is born equal, and that asylum is a fundamental human right. They support vulnerable members of society who experience discrimination or lack of opportunity.
The Muslim Association of Nigeria UK- aims to support Muslims in the UK, providing a community space to reach out and help the most vulnerable. This is achieved through the variety of services offered by the Old Kent Road Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre, which range from providing adequate prayer facilities for both men and women; advice sessions on legal, housing and health matters; community engagement and educational opportunities; as well as mental health and well-being support and counselling.
Faith for the Climate- exists to encourage, inspire and equip faith communities in their work on the crisis of climate change. They enable people and communities to live out their calling by acting to protect the climate.
Home-Start Barnet, Brent, Enfield, and Harrow- provides support to families in these boroughs who are facing challenging times by helping them grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and forge links with the local community.
Mitzvah Day- introduces people to social action, to their neighbours and to local charities, setting up projects, to address real needs. By bringing together people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds, to volunteer side-by-side, building longstanding, genuine relationships.
Together in Barnet- aims to tackle homelessness in the London Borough of Barnet by running a night shelter within the local community to house rough sleepers from October to May each year. They also work closely with the day centre, Homeless Action in Barnet, to provide for the needs of the most vulnerable in the Barnet community.
Soul aid [Seva of universal Langar] – are an outreach program who serves the less fortunate in Southend on Sea, Essex, London & Punjab they work on the principles of the Sikh faith of recognising and serving as one regardless of religion race or gender by sharing what you have with those that are less fortunate.
Solutions Not Sides- aims to tackle Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and polarisation around the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the UK. This is done through an education programme that exists to provide humanising encounters, diverse narratives, and critical-thinking tools to empower young people with the knowledge, empathy, and skills to promote dialogue and conflict resolution, and to challenge prejudice in the UK.
City Sikhs- a progressive UK based Sikh charity which strives to build a cohesive and inclusive society in which individuality is respected and diversity is celebrated. They provide a space for people to connect, learn, contribute, and share and help people develop.
The Salam Project- a group of youth workers who care passionately about young people. They aim to empower the youth to achieve more than they thought they could and help those who have taken a wrong turn to get a second chance. They work with African and Caribbean communities in London and Manchester, helping them to stand up to gang crime, extremism, and radicalisation.
Student Christian Movement- SCM is a movement of students, past and present who represent a number of Christian churches and come together to foster unity in diversity and explore faith through worship, discussion and action.
Register here to fundraise for a charity of your choice, we look forward to seeing you at the London Interfaith Fun Run, 29th August 2022.
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