Thank you for a very inspiring evening on Friday; Sue and I enjoyed it immensely. Our thanks to you and all who were involved in the organisation.I am pleased that you appreciated “PUT it there!” and am grateful for the pictures.
Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) in East London held their second annual Pre Charity Walk for Peace Dinner in Stratford on Friday 3rd March 2017
Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) in East London held their second annual Pre Charity Walk for Peace Dinner in Stratford on Friday 3rd March 2017. They were joined by John Barber, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of London for the Borough of Newham, Mike Gapes MP for Ilford South, Councillor Peter Herrington Mayor of Waltham Forest as well as local police representatives, other local dignitaries and representatives from 60 charities based throughout the UK.
The Charity Walk for Peace (CWFP – Registered Charity Number 1161567) raises and distributes money to UK charities. Funds are raised through Charity Walks which have been held all over the UK. The first Walk in 1998 raised only £1,500 but the amount raised in 2016 was an amazing £504,000. The target for the 2017 Walk which is to be held on 14 May 2017 in Silvertown, London is £750,000 and cumulative funds raised stand over £3.5 million.
As part of the promotion of the Walk regional dinners are being held so that charities can find out more information about the Walk and how they may be nominated as a beneficiary of the Walk.
Following an introduction to the work of the Charity Walk For Peace presented by Mr Rafi Ahmad (National Vice Chairman of CWFP) various dignitaries including John Barber, Mike Gapes MP, Councillor Peter Herrington, Ian Larnder, Chief Superintendent of Newham Police, and Councilor Paul Sathianesan, East Ham Civic Leader spoke about their connection to the Charity Walk For Peace and the positive impact it and members of AMEA have had on the local community.
Charity representatives, who had attended the Charity Walk in previous years, also spoke about their experiences and how funds raised from the Walk have helped the work that they are doing. All the various charity representatives who spoke said that they looked forward to participating in the Walk on 14 May 2017.
Dr Ch Ijaz Ur Rehman, National President of AMEA thanked all the charities who attended and praised the work that they are doing.
In the final address Mr Rafiq Ahmad Hayat, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the UK, gave an introduction to the beliefs of the community and their motto of Love For All Hatred For None. He stated that there was a great responsibility on all Muslims to be loyal to their country and to engage with and help their local community through charitable works and fundraising.
In total 300 guests attended the function held at The Old Town Hall in Stratford. Before leaving they were served with a three course meal prepared by volunteer members of AMEA.
Some of the other guests who attended or spoke at the function included:-
- Mrs Patsy Robertson from The Ramphal Institute
- Unmesh Desai – Member of the London Assembly for City and East
- Councillor Gurdial Bhamra – Mayor of Redbridge
- Councillor Ian Payne – Mayor of Bromley
- Steve Howey – Ambassador at Richard House Children’s Hospice
- Keith Fernett – Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House
- Helen Bigham from The Mill E17
- Rose Adrahart from Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity)
- Eleanor Harrison OBE from GlobalGiving 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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