Charities reap the benefits of
than £10,500 has been passed on to local charities thanks to a
fund-raising ramble around Petersfield.
Charity Walk for Peace, held in May, saw 325 walkers walk a 4.5 mile
route around the town.
annual event was organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association and
East Hampshire District Council with the twin aims of fostering closer
communities and raising money for good causes.
Friday 5 October, nine local charities reaped the benefits and received
cheques from East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds at a ceremony at Penns Place,
The Rosemary Foundation, £1,590
Homestart Butser, £848
Homestart Hampshire, £848
Age Concern Cowplain, £848
The Kings Arms, £848
Dementia Friends, £848
walk is set to be held again in 2019 with more walkers expected to take
part and more money to be raised.
Julie Butler, East Hampshire District Council’s Portfolio Holder for
Customer Relations, said: “For such a new event raising £10,600 for local
charities is an incredible achievement.
voluntary sector in East Hampshire is so important to our quality of life
here and I am delighted that so many people came out to support these
worthy charities last year. I am very ambitious about how many people
will be taking part next year and I hope to we will raise even more
Ahmad, Vice Chairman Charity Walk for Peace, said: “The organisation
of the Charity Walk for Peace is amazing - the food, the signage, the
marshalling and everything that goes into putting on a major event. And
it also consolidates the special relationship between East Hampshire and
the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, which reaches its peak each year with
charities that have benefited, both large, national organisations and
smaller local charities, are representative of the extraordinary
voluntary sector we’re fortunate to have here in East Hampshire, and it’s
great that the proceeds from the walk are being shared by so many
Contact: Will Parsons, EHDC Communications Officer, 01730 234030
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