On Friday Thousands of braved take part in a charity run on Al Mamzar beach. The unity run was open to everyone and was attended by around 2,000 participants from different background, age group and communities. It also saw the presence of special needs people from different centers and institute from across the UAE. Unity Run was performed to raise funds for Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities and raise awareness for people with special needs.
David Singleton ran the 3km stretch holding a UAE flag in one hand and a push-chair with a baby from Al Noor in the other, to the finish line. “It’s an amazing event and a chance to give back to the community for this noble cause,” said the Briton who also took part in the London marathon this year. “Doing this run is a chance to spread awareness of the good deeds of Al Noor [Centre] and the support for people with disabilities.”
For sisters Haya and Hiba Zahra, taking part in such events is for “the greater good.”
“We are here to show support for Al Noor and help out as much as we can to raise awareness of Al Noor’s work with people with disabilities,” said the 15-year-old girls who tried to convince more friends to join the run.