Kal Completes Mam Tor Hike and Smashes £1,500 Fundraising Target
Trustee Kal Karim completed his mountain hiking challenge of Mam Tor on a chilly and windy Saturday in the Peak District.
After two weeks of online campaigning, Kal received a flurry of donations via his fundraising page totalling up to £2,320.38, having initially set a target of £1,500.
“To receive so many donations in such a short space of time is astounding,” Kal said. “All proceeds will go towards helping Cambridge individuals and families who desperately need emergency food and fuel support this winter. I’m so grateful to everyone who supported this fundraiser and vital cause.”
Kal joined the Muslim Hikers‘ first-ever “Winter Trek” on 25 December, with more than 100 hikers venturing across the Great Ridge Walk, starting and finishing in the town of Castleton, and summitting Mam Tor, one of the most iconic mountains in the Peak District at 1,696 feet.
Preparing for the trek was not easy, Kal admitted.
“Prior to the trek, I went out on some long walks around Cambridge with the focus of building up my fitness and going to areas where there was some elevation,” he explained. “It was a proper test of endurance and braving the cold, but also a harsh reminder of how many people in our community could either be homeless or unable to heat their homes during these cold winter months.”
You can continue to support Kal’s fundraiser by visiting justgiving.com/fundraising/kal-karim
The Karim Foundation extends its sincere thanks to all who kindly supported and contributed to this fundraiser.
What a day hiking Mam Tor in the Peak District!— Kal Karim 💙 (@karim_kal) December 25, 2021
You helped me to raise over £2,200 for the @Karim_Fdn to assist locals who need urgent food and fuel support in #Cambridge.
Thank you so much for all your support.@Muslim_Hikers pic.twitter.com/n1IvYccqPB