Charity Walk for Peace in association with East Hampshire District Council – 2021
Charities and community groups can benefit from a digitally-enhanced fund-raising walk to be held in September.
East Hampshire District Council and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association are teaming up again to deliver the 2021 Charity Walk for Peace – and local organisations can apply now to receive funding.
Held annually, except for a pandemic-related break in 2020, the walk normally sees hundreds stride through Petersfield town centre to raise money for local good causes.
This year, due to the ongoing uncertainty around coronavirus, the event will be going digital. A small walk will still be based in Petersfield but communities around the district will also be encouraged to organise their own mini-walks.
Videos, pictures and online streaming of the various walks will help the event keep its grand scale, even if the participants cannot gather in person.
Each year different charities are chosen to be beneficiaries of the event, and local groups are now invited to apply to receive a share of the proceeds from this September’s walk.
They have until 5pm on Friday 16 July to submit their applications. Application forms can be found on www.easthants.gov.uk/charitywalkforpeace. – This page does not exist yet
Cllr Julie Butler, EHDC Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Community Integration, said: “The Charity Walk for Peace has been growing every year and raised more than £15,000 for local charities in 2019.
“During the pandemic a lot of local groups and charities have really struggled to keep going, so fund-raising events like this are more important than ever.
“If you run a group that needs financial support please apply and you may be chosen to receive some of the money generated by this year’s walk.”
Zakariyya Chaudary , Regional President of Charity Walk for Peace, said: “It was frustrating to see the progress of this great event interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic last year and it has been a difficult time for everybody.
“This year we have had to tweak the event to make sure we can comply with any likely Covid restrictions so people will be able to take part by arranging their own walks through their own communities.
“Even though we will not be able to gather like we have done in the past, the event will still carry the unifying message of love for all and hatred for none, which is the message of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.”
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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