Charity Walk for Peace School Awareness Reception
The members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association arranged a special lunch for the staff of Hillbrook Primary School, Tooting, London.
Over 50 teachers and staff were invited to the canteen where the members had arranged a video presentation. The walls were lined with various Charity Walk for Peace popups.
Rafi Ahmad, vice Chairman for Charity Walk for Peace, presented 2 videos. The first was a recording of the welcome address by Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham – he had welcomed us in 2016 where we held the walk in Silvertown, and again this year he was very ken for us to carry out the walk in and around Dockside.
The 2nd video showed extracts from the Cheque Presentation Reception at the House of Commons where more than 60 charities collected various amounts of donations for their specific causes.
Rafi Ahmad introduced the work of the charity and the various projects that are undertaken by the charities using the funds donated to them. He thanked the staff and teachers for sharing their valuable time.
The headteacher, Ms Laurie-Ann Lamb, thanked the CWFP hosts and explained how important it was to continue the good works they were doing especially in relation to the horrific news of the terror incident in Westminster only the day before.
The teachers then interacted with the CWFP members and enjoyed the hot lunch prepared especially for them by the host Noor Region. A very special thank you to the hard work of Mr Mahboob Shahid, who is the local community leader for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association.
Hillbrook Primary School
Thursday 23rd March 2017
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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