Bavarian Alps 20th – 24th July 2015

TWENTY FIVE young people are reaching new heights in their fundraising efforts this month – by hiking across the Wetterstein Mountains in Bavarian Alps.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association’s Hiking Club is fundraising for The Royal British Legion by sending 20 hikers on the five-day expedition.
Working alongside The Legion, the young people are hiking across the Bavarian Alps from July 20 to 24 in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

National AMYA President, Mirza Waqas Ahmad, said:

“Loyalty to one’s country and serving humanity is part of Islam, so we have been happy to support Royal British Legion for several years. Our youth are always ready to sacrifice their time for charitable initiatives and raise money for much needed causes.”

Deborah Armantrading, North West London Community Fundraiser, said the AMYA has been a great supporter of The Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
“The association has been crucial in raising funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal for several years participating in mass collections all over the UK, providing us with a significant number of volunteer collectors and raising amazing totals.
“The Legion is extremely pleased with the enthusiasm and commitment from all of the volunteers. We enjoy working with AMYA as they are dedicated and passionate about their charity work, and the Poppy Appeal would not be the same without their help.”
The hikers will be camping in the mountains for three nights and will attempt three peaks in this time including the highest mountain in Germany: Zugspitze (2962m above sea level).

The hikers say they are keen to highlight the positive contribution being made by British Muslim Youth every single day in the UK and abroad.
This event falls under the Mercy4Mankind Charity Challenge which also includes 2 separate 10k run events and a Paris to London bikeathon.

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Notes to Editors:

The AMYA is the UK’s largest Muslim youth organisation and the leading Muslim youth group challenging extremism in the UK. The event is open to all. For more information about the event, to take part, or to donate, visit:

For media enquiries please contact the AMYA press office:
Jamal Akbar 07961 444 005
Farooq Aftab 07584 100659
Twitter: @MKA_UK

Prime Minister, David Cameron said:

“Your presence in this country is a living example of how Britain has become a true home to people from all corners of the world ….Your tremendous charitable services that you have delivered to old and young alike, your care for the environment by planting thousands of trees each year, your Feed the Homeless project and blood donation drives are just a few of the many reasons that Britain can be proud of you. This is true faith in action”