Updated: May 16, 2022
Be a part of Whitehill & Bordon’s first ever Charity Walk for Peace
Residents who care about their local communities are invited to take part in the first Charity Walk for Peace to take place in Whitehill & Bordon.
The fund-raising walk has been held in Petersfield over the last few years but has switched location to the beautiful Hogmoor Inclosure in 2022. Hundreds of walkers are expected to turn out and enjoy the relaxed 5k stroll and generate money for local charities, groups and clubs.
The walk, which takes place on Saturday 21 May, is open to all and organisers are keen to encourage as many people to take part as possible. The event is arranged in partnership between the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elder Association (AMEA), East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) and the Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association works closely with charitable organisations and community groups across the country to promote peace and provide volunteers and funds for the hundreds of organisations that are working to improve their local communities.
M Zakariyya Choudhry, Regional President of the AMEA, said: “This is the first time the Charity Walk for Peace has been held in Whitehill & Bordon and we are really excited to meet new people and see how the town will come out and support the event."
“Everyone is invited to take part in the walk so come along and do something that will be a boost to charities and strengthen our community ties.”
Cllr Julie Butler, EHDC Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Community Integration, said: “The Charity Walk for Peace is always great event with a wonderful atmosphere and I am expecting the people of Whitehill & Bordon to come out in good numbers to support it."
“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association works incredibly hard to support this area and over the years the walk has raised thousands of pounds for good causes."
“Come along and join us on Saturday 21 May and enjoy the walk.”
The 5k route will start and finish at Hogmoor Inclosure and will take in other parts of the town including The Shed and the Whitehill Leisure Centre.
In total 17 local charities have been identified to receive the money raised for the walk.
This year’s beneficiaries are:
Attenborough Explorer Scout Unit (Clanfield)
Deadwater Valley Trust
Age Concern Petersfield
Alton Climate Action Network
Havant & East Hants Mind
Liss Crossover Youth Centre
The Vokes Trust
The Happy Healing Hut
Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust
Rural Refugee Network
The Kingsley Organisation
Dementia Friends Petersfield
The Petersfield School
To make a donation, click here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wbct