Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association Balham (AMEA Balham) organised a very successful Charity Walk for Peace with Hillbrook School in Balham on July 19th 2017.
The walk followed on from AMEA Balham’s work with Hillbrook School over the past 4 years where they have helped to arrange food stalls at various school events and occasions, which in turn has helped raise funds for the school through match funding.
The Hillbrook School Charity Walk for Peace was themed for the Year 6 students so they may gather some memories and enter in the life of high school with the message of peace and harmony. Students from Year 6 were also tasked with writing poems about peace and over 30 poems were written from 58 students.
The School invited various local dignities including the Mayor of Wandsworth and MPs to honour the event.
The walk was proceeded by an introduction to the walk itself by the Vice Chairman of Charity Walk for Peace, Mr. Rafi Ahmad Bhatti. He told students that Islam is a religion of peace and terrorism has no link with Islam.
The students then undertook a light 1 mile walk in the school ground and were awarded medals on completion.
Lunch was provided by AMEA Balham to both students and teachers.
The Head Teacher of the school had this to say:
“It’s a pleasure to support the Charity today. It has been a real pleasure for the school to always support the charity and we enjoy doing these things. It’s good for the children to have examples of thinking about others. It’s a pleasure to support the charity walk for peace and it’s generosity and support for the school as it’s been a wonderful relationship and we are really proud to be support it.”
The Deputy Head Teacher, Simon Gallon, had this to say:
“I am very pleased to be part of this walk today in school. It is very interesting in ensuring that we are an inclusive community and I’m aware that the charity that are promoting peace are the values that they hold close to them so I’m pleased to be part of this today.”
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.
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