The 2023 Charity Walk for Peace raised money for local causes
A record-breaking 20 cheques were dished out to worthy charities last week as the money raised from the 2023 Charity Walk for Peace was distributed.
The annual fundraiser collected over £9,915 last May, with a 5km walk around Hogmoor Inclosure in Whitehill & Bordon.
The event is run in partnership between EHDC, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) and the Whitehill and Bordon Community Trust, and seeks to bring the East Hampshire community together as well as raise funds for fantastic causes.
Cllr Adeel Shah, our Portfolio Holder for Community Development and Engagement, said: “The Charity Walk for Peace is getting bigger and better every year and it is great to see the community, drawing the community together to take part in an enjoyable, fun and worthwhile event.
“It was really great to be able to see the money raised by the walk going directly into the hands of local charities who do so much good work to support everyone in our community.
"And thank you to all the members of the AMEA who work so hard to make sure this event is the success it is.”
The 20 charities to benefit from the 2023 Charity Walk for Peace are:
A charity that gives disabled children and young people the opportunity to play, have fun, and make friends in a safe and supportive environment
A group of local volunteers liaising with businesses and stakeholders in Alton to promote dementia-friendly community
The Petersfield branch of the dementia-friendly charity
The Deadwater Valley Trust manages the Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve, Bordon Inclosure and Hogmoor
Working to promote sustainable travel as an alternative to car use locally
A friendship network for people with learning disabilities and autism.
Set by volunteers to take practical action to help the refugee crisis
Providing comfort and amenity for the elder people of Alton and the surrounding district
Maximising independence, wellbeing and quality of life in later years
ARTSCAPE is a small fine art and music charity that works to improve the lives of anyone who faces isolation through poor health or circumstance across East Hampshire
Attenborough Explorer Scout Unit
Clanfield Attenborough ESU runs activities for Explorer Scouts aged between 14-18
Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times
Youth centre based in Liss
WBCT works in partnership with residents, community organisations and local authorities to create community events, projects and facilities for the benefit of the whole community
Homestart Hampshire (formally Weywater)
A voluntary organisation offering support to families under stress to give their children the best possible start in life.
Dementia Friendly Whitehill and Bordon is about helping residents and visitors with dementia to continue to be part of our community.
Junior school based in Alton
Women’s Institute meeting monthly based in Bordon
Andrews' Endowed Primary School
Alton school’s PTA
Havant and East Hants Mind work to promote good mental health within our locality.