On 15th December 2017, Charity Walk for Peace hosted a Cheque Presentation event at East Hampshire District Council. The walk was held in late summer in the beautiful village of Bentley Hampshire. £7600 has been raised from this year’s charity walk which was distributed among 6 local charities.
Highlights included £2,000 raised for HomeStart Buster, £2000 for HomeStart Weywater and £2000 for Sothern Domestic Abuse Services. Two minor beneficiaries of the walk Artscape and Rosemarie Foundation were given £500 each.
In an introductory address the Regional President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association, Mr Rizwan Ullah Khan thanked all the volunteers and charity partners who made this year’s walk a success. Mr Rafi Ahmad Bhatti Vice President CWFP briefly updated the participants on funds raised from the main charity walk for peace in London.
We were joined by MP Mr Damian Hinds, Mayor, councillors and charity representatives who thanked the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for efforts in serving mankind. They also expressed their appreciation of such events which breaks down barriers between people and uniting communities.
The vice national president of AMA UK, Mr Akram Ahmedi, delivered the keynote address. In his address he acknowledged the efforts of the community for succeeding in raising a large amount of funds that were distributed among the various charities. He eloquently explained the wider efforts of community not only in the UK and abroad.
The gathering started with Recitation of Holy Quran and completed with Silent prayers. Light tea was served with cake, biscuits and English cheese.
The Charity Walk for Peace was founded in the service of humanity, rooted in the call of duty and substantiated by our mission actuated not by consideration of reciprocity or reputation but rather our desire to win the pleasure of God through service to his creation. Our aim is to relieve the suffering of the poor and to promote peace, understanding and goodwill amongst people of all walks of life.
The Charity Walk for Peace is an initiative of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association – part of the UK’s oldest established Muslim community. Inspired by the tenets of Islam, the Charity Walk for Peace aims to relieve suffering and serve mankind regardless of colour, creed or race. By bringing people together to help others it works to promote peace, engender greater understanding and promote goodwill amongst people from all walks of life.
Since its inception in 1985, the walk has been held at different venues across the UK with thousands participating each year. To date, over £8.9 million has been distributed to over 600 UK registered charities. A number of regional charity receptions and walks are organised throughout the UK culminating with the annual event organised to benefit various charities that provide practical help and support to vulnerable people.
We want to help society and support charitable endeavours and demonstrate loyalty to our country and nation. The distinctive feature of the charity walk for peace is that all organisers are unpaid volunteers and have no administrative costs. All operational costs are met by membership subscriptions.
EVERY PENNY RAISED GOES TO CHARITY
We are coming together, with hundreds of special guests on Thursday 26th May 2022 to celebrate the great achievements of our Queen during her remarkable 70-year reign.
This will be a Special Reception & Dinner in honour of Her Majesty the queens PLATINUM JUBILEE
(The first-ever British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee).
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