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Walking for peace and charity

A fund-raising walk in aid of a host of local charities is being held in Petersfield on Saturday 12th May.


The Charity Walk for Peace is expected to attract walkers of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the three-and-a-half mile route around the town.


Organised by East Hampshire District Council and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elder Association (AMEA), the walk will promote the “love for all, hatred for none” motto while also raising money for nine charities working in East Hampshire.


This year’s Walk for Peace will raise funds for Artscape, Challengers, Rosemary Foundation, Fitzroy, Home-Start WeyWater, Home-Start Butser, Age Concern Cowplain, Dementia Friendly Petersfield and The Kings Arms.


The event will be the second in East Hampshire with last year’s raising more than £7,000 for local charities.


All participants will be treated to lunch by the AMEA once the walk has been completed.

Rizwan Khan, Regional Chairman Charity Walk for Peace, said: “The charity walk for peace was founded in the service of humanity, rooted in the call of duty and inspired by the love of God. Our aim is to relieve the suffering of the poor, to promote peace, understanding and good will amongst people of all walks of life.”


The walk will begin and end at EHDC’s Council Offices, Penns Place, Petersfield and will start with an opening ceremony at 10.45am.


The walk is open to anyone and registration is via: https://charitywalkforpeace.org/charity-walk-peace-east-hampshire


Last year's walk