With just under two weeks to go until the annual Charity Walk for Peace on April 29th at Windsor Great Park, a special Charity Reception Dinner was held on Saturday April 14th 2018 at St. Andrew’s Church in Harrow, to a packed hall of dignitaries and guests from the local and surrounding areas.
Mayor’s, charities and community groups gathered to find out more about the upcoming Charity Walk for Peace, now in its 30th year and being held in association with the Mayor of Runnymede and Runnymede Borough Council.
This year’s Charity Walk for Peace carries a truly ‘ROYAL’ theme as it falls between Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday and the upcoming Royal Wedding in May.
The Chairman of the Charity Walk for Peace, Mr. Zaheer Ahmed, said:
“This year’s Charity Walk for Peace carries a special emotion for us all as it is being held in Windsor Great Park and follows Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday and precedes the upcoming Royal Wedding in May.
We are delighted to be in the middle of two ‘ROYAL CELEBRATIONS’ and as we are raising a £1,000,000 for UK Charities, it makes this year’s walk very unique and special. We are very much looking forward to the 5,000 plus participants on the day on April 29th.”
The Dinner provided an opportunity for participants to meet the organisers and sponsors of the annual Charity Walk for Peace and with the objective of introducing them to this year’s National Walk, its aims and objectives, and its fundraising efforts throughout the previous year.
Guest speakers at the Charity Reception Dinner included:
- Margaret Davine – The Mayor of Harrow
- Carol Melvin – The Mayor of Hillingdon
- DCS Simon Rose – Harrow Borough Commander
- Iftikhar Chaudhri – The Mayor of Runnymede
Participating charities at the Charity Reception who addressed the guests included:
- Heidi Shrimpton, Spear London
- Kate Reading, Battersea Dogs and Cats
- Brian Whitehead, Welldon Activity Group
- Alison Stone, Helen & Douglas Charity
- Lovia Ofosi-Agyemang, Liesel Angel Trust
- Sonoo Mulkani, Harrow Interfaith Group
- Sheena Dykes, Wycombe Homeless Connection
- Mary Stoke, Hanwell Homeless Connection
- Nicky West, Roald Dahl Children’s Charity
- Michelle King, Little Miracles
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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