The Charity Walk for Peace has chosen its proposed beneficiaries for the 2019 event held in Petersfield.
Run in partnership by East Hampshire District Council and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA UK) this year's event takes place on Saturday 4 May 2019.
The walk will raise money for 16 local charities, and follows on from last year, where 300 walkers took to the streets to parade through Petersfield, raising more than £10,600 for local charities.
This year, the walk is looking to attract even more walkers, with 100 per cent of the funds collected being donated to the charities.
Cllr Julie Butler, EHDC Portfolio Holder, said: “The Charity Walk for Peace has been growing every year and we hope this year will be the biggest and best yet. It was difficult choosing which charities to support with but the ones we have picked offer a fantastic range of services covering the whole district. We are expecting hundreds of people to join us on the walk and I personally hope we can double the money we raised last year to provide even more support for these wonderful organisations.”
This year, the proposed beneficiaries are:
- Bushy Leaze, Alton
- Kingsley Organisation, Kingsley
- Crossover, Liss Youth Centre
- Dementia Friendly Petersfield
- Age Concern Cowplain
- Broadlands Group Riding for the Disabled Association
- Treloar Trust, Alton
- Liss Lunch Club
- Age Concern, Petersfield & District
- Chestnut Tree House, Worthing
- Fitzroy Support, Petersfield
- Challengers, Guildford
- Home-Start Butser, Petersfield
- Home-Start Hampshire, Farnborough
- Rosemary Foundation, Petersfield
- Artscape, Havant
The Charity Walk for Peace attracts walkers of all ages and backgrounds to take part in a gentle walk through the centre of Petersfield. It promotes the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s message of ‘Love For All – Hatred For None’, a message with the sole objective of serving humanity.
Luqman Chaudhry, Regional coordinator for CWFP, said: “The objectives of AMEA UK are to relieve the suffering of the poor and to promote peace, understanding and goodwill amongst people of all walks of life. We strive to help, serve and support local communities through our Community Support Initiatives, and the Charity Walk for Peace is one such initiative that allows for this. All organisers are unpaid volunteers and there are no administrative costs, so every penny raised goes to charity.”
Get involved in this incredible community event by going to the charity walk for peace website and sign up for free.