Taking a walk to help refugee camp

Volunteers raised £2,000 for refugees after a sponsored 17.5 mile walk.

Sunday, 12th June 2016, 2:00 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:40 pm
The walk from Wakefield, through Dewsbury and on to Huddersfield was held to raise awareness about the refugee crisis. Picture Ref: AB213b0516

Around 15-20 members of the Al-Khair Foundation paced from Lightwaves Leisure Centre in Wakefield through Dewsbury and finished in Huddersfield on Monday, May 30.

Cash donated towards the three miles per hour walk is going towards refugees staying at a camp on the border between Greece and Macedonia border, which feeds 10,000 people daily.

Organiser Alam Ghafoor said: “It was very, very well received. We had a great response and we were fortunate that the weather was good.”