Charity Reception – Kingston
The Charity Walk for Peace Charity Reception Dinner was held at The Guildhall in Kingston on Saturday February 24th 2018 where over 65 guests, including many charities, attended to show their support for the upcoming Charity Walk for Peace being held on Sunday April 29th 2018 in the Windsor Great Park in association with Runnymede Borough Council.
Rt. Hon Sir Edward Davey MP graced the occasion and spoke at length about the incredible success of the annual Charity Walk for Peace and was followed by a number of Mayors from the Boroughs of Kingston, Epsom, Sutton, Elmbridge and Runnymede.
The Dinner provided an opportunity for participants to meet the organisers and sponsors of the annual Charity Walk for Peace and brought together a host of charities and beneficiaries, MP’s, Mayors and local community groups, as well as representatives from the media, with the objective of introducing them to this year’s National Walk, its aims and objectives, and its fundraising efforts throughout the previous year.
Her Worshipful the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Julie Pickering recorded a special video message prior to the Charity Reception where she said:
“I’m really supportive of the Charity Walk for Peace, not does it allow any organisation or charity to take part in it, but particularly for the Kingston charities to actually take part. It’s a 5 mile walk around Windsor Great Park in Runnymede on the 29th April and not only will it be a fun day out to raise valuable funds for whatever your organisation in Kingston is, but the Charity Walk for Peace also match fund whatever your organisation raises by £2,000.”
The President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association, who sponsor the annual walk, Dr. Ijaz Ur Rehman, said:
“I am so grateful to you all for taking time out of your busy schedules to attend this evenings Charity Reception. We are so fortunate that today we have Sir. Edward Davey amongst us, five Mayors of Boroughs and the Superintendent for Kingston Police. With your support, we are confident that this year’s Charity Walk for Peace will be best one yet, so let us work together towards the one million target.”
Guest speakers at the Charity Reception Dinner included:
- Rt. Hon Sir Edward Davey, MP
- Cllr. Iftikhar Chaudhri – The Mayor of Runnymede
- Cllr. Julie Pickering – The Mayor of Kingston upon Thames
- Cllr. Liz Frost – The Mayor of Epsom
- Cllr. Jean Crosby – The Mayor of Sutton
- Supt. Debbie Brown – Kingston Police
- Cllr. Rachel Lake – The Mayor of Elmbrdige
- Nicola Short – Commanding Office Sea Cadets Kingston
- Tessa Kind – Love Kingston
As in previous years, similar Charity Reception Dinners are being held across the UK enabling communities and members of the public to engage with the Charity Walk for Peace.
All community groups, charities, school and supporting organisations are invited to join us and help raise funds for the many hundreds of deserving charities across the UK.
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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