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Charity Walk for Peace

17th May 2016
Caritas Anchor House is taking part in this year’s Charity Walk for Peace, on Sunday 29 May 2016.

The Charity Walk for Peace is an annual event organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association which aims to support vulnerable and disadvantaged people and to promote peace, understanding and good will to all. The event has run for the past 28 years and to date has raised £2.4million for over 200 charities.

Caritas Anchor House was chosen by the Association to be a beneficiary charity of the event due to our vital work with vulnerable people in Newham. Each year, Caritas Anchor House offers a home and support to over 210 single homeless adults and works with those affected by offending, mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and unemployment. In 2015, we supported 58 of our residents into independent living, and 36 into employment.

This year’s walk is taking place in Newham, starting at 10:30am (registration from 8:30am) at Newham Council’s offices at 1000 Dockside, and follows a scenic route along the waterside. Walkers can take part in either a 5 or 10kilmometre walk, finishing with a closing ceremony at 1pm.

Anyone is able to sign up by visiting Charity Walk for Peace, and can also raise money for Caritas Anchor House too which will be matched funded. Please visit the Charity Walk for Peace Just Giving page, set up a fundraising page and put in the description: “I am taking part in the Charity Walk for Peace because I want to support Caritas Anchor House.” This will ensure that the money raised will go towards supporting homeless and vulnerable people in Newham.

Keith Fernett, Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, said “It is only through working together as a community that we can tackle important issues such as homelessness, and so Caritas Anchor House is very grateful to be part of this year’s Charity Walk for Peace. I would like to thank the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association for their invitation, and encourage everyone to sign up to take part.”

The UK chapter of the Ahmadiyya Movement was established in 1913 and is one of the oldest Muslim communities in the UK. They advocate peace, tolerance, love and understanding among followers of different faiths.

For more information or support setting up a fundraising page, please contact Rebekah Warburton on or 020 7476 6062.

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