Charity walk is the biggest yet

Charity walk for peace event

More than 350 walkers took part in our biggest ever Charity Walk for Peace this weekend, raising money for fantastic charities across the district.

For the second year running the family-friendly 5km walk was held at the Hogmoor Inclosure in Whitehill & Bordon.

Run in partnership between EHDC, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elder Association (AMEA) and the Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust, the event raised thousands of pounds for good causes around East Hampshire.

This year 26 charities took part - a new record!

Meer Anjum Pervaiz, the Regional Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association, said: "Our message is 'love for all, hatred for none'. That's why we are here - to support the message of peace and to support all the local charities that have taken part this year."

The route took participants from the Beehive cafe, around the beautiful, wooded inclosure, out past The Shed and then back to the start point, where the AMEA provided a curry lunch for every one taking part.

You can still donate to the 26 chosen charities

Cllr Andy Tree, EHDC Deputy Leader and Whitehill & Bordon Portfolio Holder, said: "What a fantastic event! It was a great day and a great way to raise money for local organisations that do so much good in our communities.

"This year's event was bigger and better than ever before and I am delighted to have had the chance to take part and spread the Ahmadiyya Muslim community's message of peace."

Sian Manning, of the Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust, said: "This is the second year the walk has been held at the Hogmoor Inclosure and that the trust has been involved in organising it.

"The event is going from strength to strength and hopefully we will have broken all fund-raising records this year. Thank you to everyone that came along and took part!"

Watch our video of the event

See all our images from the day on our online photo album