Shamayun Miah – London to Brighton Charity Ride for the Children of Yemen
Hello there, I’m Shamayun Miah and sharing my great experiences of fundraising which we’ve done for the children of Yemen.
On a cold, dark and wet December day in 2020 we, a group of amateur newbie cycling enthusiasts, successfully completed the 102 kilometre bike ride from London to Brighton. We started in high spirits from Camden town and tackled all the many testing climbs with irreconcilable gusto and dread. I’d heard it would take a new rider anything between six and ten hours to complete. Well, we did it, the ride was conquered perfectly within 9:43 minutes. Perseverance pays. Mind over matter is my life’s motto. So even though the training beforehand was a little sketchy I always knew I’d see it to the end.
We surpassed our fundraising target for the children of Yemen, raising a total of £7,500. Thank you to all for your very generous donations.
I remind everyone that Yemen is six years into an armed conflict that has killed and injured over 18,400 civilians; it remains the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. Yemen is experiencing the world’s worst food crisis, with 20.1 million people—nearly two-thirds of the population—requiring food assistance. I am a father too and it is my belief all children should have, as a birthright, access to water, food, and medical treatment. This conviction has spurred me to do the little I can, in my own way, to make a difference to the lives of a handful of children.
There are lots of great charities out there, please get involved, promote, and donate generously to help alleviate the suffering of the people of Yemen.
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What can I do to help the People of Yemen?
Some steps we can take to help the people in Yemen are;
- We can provide medical aid to the vulnerable and sick of the affected regions.
- We can provide them with medical equipment to make it easier to get first aid treatment.
- Yemeni people have lost access to food, shelter, and other basic need. We can help them by providing food and shelter.
- We must make sure the supply of fresh and clean water for them.
- They need clean and safe sanitation facilities to ensure safe living.
The UN has always been a source of hope to the people in need. The UN has decided to adopt a new approach because of the challenges faced due to drought and famine. The UN has created an organization by the name of Focus on the Forgotten. This organization is location-based, and its purpose is to help the people who need the help the most.
'' The threatening humanitarian catastrophe has impacted millions, and over 233,000 men, women and children have died. Please get involved and give donations and help make a difference. Yes, every single donation can make a difference. That is the only way we can help the people in Yemen at this moment ''