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Caritas Anchor House attends launch dinner of the Charity Walk for Peace

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Caritas Anchor House attends launch dinner of the Charity Walk for Peace

9th March 2017
On Friday, Caritas Anchor House was delighted to attend the exclusive launch dinner of this year’s Charity Walk for Peace.

The dinner, attended by over 300 people, was held in the beautiful surrounds of Stratford’s Old Town Hall. During the evening, several speakers addressed the guests, including representatives of the Charity Walk for Peace, The Mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr Peter Harrington and Ian Larnder, Chief Superintendent of Newham Police.

Speaking alongside them was Keith Fernett, Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, who highlighted the vital services we provide to homeless and disadvantaged people, and the importance of working as a community to help those most in need.

The annual Charity Walk for Peace is organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association, and is now in its 28th year. The walk aims to develop strong, cohesive communities and supports charities that provide practical help to vulnerable and marginalised people. Last year, the walk raised £504,000, which was distributed to various local and national charities, including Caritas Anchor House.

Caritas Anchor House is again taking park in this year’s Charity Walk for Peace, taking place on Sunday 14 May 2017. It will begin at Newham Council’s offices and will see a team of our staff and residents walk the 10 kilometre route to raise vital funds to support our work.

If you would like to support our walkers and help further our work with homeless people in the London Borough of Newham by making a donation, you can do so by visiting our Just Giving page here. Any donation we receive, great or small, is much appreciated and the Charity Walk for Peace will match our sponsorship (up to £2,000) from now until the 31 October 2017.

Keith Fernett, Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, said “We are delighted to have been invited by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association to take part in the Charity Walk for Peace again this year. As the latest figures show one in every 27 people in Newham are homeless, it is imperative that we all work together as a community to support those most in need.”

For more information about the walk, please visit the Charity Walk for Peace website.

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