34 young British volunteers will spend five days hiking across the French Alps this June to raise thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Members of the charity team will embark upon a five day hike during which the 34 sponsored hikers will both camp and cook their own food for the duration of the trip. The hike is organised by the Ahmaidyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) who are teaming up with Specsavers, the official sponsor of the event.

Participants intend to raise in excess of £30,000 for Macmillan who provide essential practical, medical, and financial support for the one in three Brits who suffer from cancer during their lives.

The hike is one of several events organised by AMYA as part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association’s larger Charity Challenge 2012 Campaign which seeks to raise the best part of half a million pounds in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee for a whole host of worthy charities.

The event’s co-ordinator, and National Chairman of the AMYA Hiking Club, Dr. Aziz Hafiz said:

”AMYA is underpinned by the slogan ”Love for all, hatred for none,” and so we are always seeking new and meaningful ways to help those in need and to alleviate suffering, regardless of a person’s age, gender, race or faith. It is for this reason that we are absolutely delighted that 34 young and enthusiastic members of AMYA and British society will take out five days from their busy lives to raise thousands of pounds for those suffering from cancer.

”The spirit of the hike is embodied by the fact that its’ participants are meeting all of the costs of the trip, enabling us to donate 100% of the money raised to Macmillan.

”The event is made all the more special by the fact that Specsavers have very generously agreed to become the official sponsor of the event and share in our absolute commitment to helping those suffering from cancer and their families.”

The participants have already been preparing themselves for the event by holding a hike to the summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, in early February. AMYA and its hikers are now looking forward to the big event and desperately need your donations to help them raise as much money as possible for Macmillan. To make a donation click on the Just Giving icon below.

Notes on AMYA:

1.    The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) UK is an auxiliary body of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association. The AMYA is committed to the spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical development of young Muslims.

2.    The Association has a regular programme of structured activities for the youth with a mix of academic, sporting, social welfare and charitable works which keeps its members engaged.

3.    The Charity Challenge is held in different cities each year with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the charities sponsored. The AMYA Hike is one of many events being held this year. To find out more information click here.

4.    The purpose of all these activities is to engender the spirit of discipline and service to the wider community irrespective of people’s beliefs and backgrounds. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s motto ‘Love for All, Hatred for None’ underpins this ethos.

5.    More information about the Community based activities carried out by AMYA can be viewed here.