Monday, February 27, 2017

Yorkshire , UK: Local MPs, Church Leaders and Charity Reps gather to promote the Charity Walk For Peace


Both Tracy Brabin MP and Paula Sheriff MP praised the work done by local charities despite the current unstable and dangerous situation in the world at large.

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: Majlis Ansarullah Yorkshire
By Statement | February 25, 2017

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) in Yorkshire and the North East held a Pre Charity Walk For Peace Dinner in Bradford on Friday 24th February 2017.  They were joined by two local MPs – Tracy Brabin (Batley and Spen) and Paula Sherriff (Dewsbury) as well as church leaders and representatives from 12 charities based in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire area.

The Charity Walk for Peace (Registered Charity Number 1161567) raises and distributes money to UK charities.  Funds are raised through Charity Walks which have been held all over the UK.  The first Walk in 1998 raised £1,500 but the amount raised in 2016 was £504,000.  The target for the 2017 Walk is £750,000.  As part of the promotion of the Walk regional dinners are being held so that charities can find out more information about the Walk and how they may be nominated as a beneficiary of the Walk.

Following an introduction to the work of the Charity Walk For Peace presented by Mr Rafi Ahmad (National Vice President of AMEA) each charity representative was given an opportunity to discuss the work that they do locally in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire area.

Dr Mr Muzaffar Chaudhary Ahmad, President of AMEA in Yorkshire and the North East, thanked the guests for coming together to promote the Walk and for presenting information about the invaluable work and services provided by their Charities.  He also stated that the motto of AMEA – Love For All Hatred For None is one which they try and practice every day.

Both Tracy Brabin MP and Paula Sheriff MP praised the work done by local charities despite the current unstable and dangerous situation in the world at large.

Arif Ahmad, National Media Secretary for AMEA and one of the organisers of the dinner, also thanked all the guests who attended and stated that the work done by their charities is often not recognised or fully appreciated by the general public.  He also stated that in 2016 the Charity Walk For Peacehad been honoured to present donations to 3 local charities supported by the late Jo Cox MP (The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Batley Food Bank and the Friends of Batley Station)

Guests who attended the function included:-

Tracy Brabin MP for Batley and Spen representing Harinder Veriah Trust and Downs and Special Friends
Paula Sherriff MP for Dewsbury
Rosie Corrigan - Former mayor of Selby and current parliamentary aide to Tracy Brabin MP
Reverend Simon Cash and Mrs Elizabeth Cash from Dewsbury Minster
David Firth from Ruddis Retreat
Sally and Helen Whale from The British Red Cross
Jason Costello and Ryan Grint from The Forget Me Not Children's Hospice
Bilal Mayet from The Royal Voluntary Service
Samantha Petersen from S.A.M.M.I Fund
Josie Griffin From Marie Curie
Tony Nolan from St Vincent de Paul Society
Lyndsey Richardson From Kirkwood Hospice
Karen Griffin from Lindsey Lodge Hospice
Linda Enderby from Cancer Support Yorkshire


Over 75 guests in total attended the event which was concluded with a silent prayer and dinner.

Further information about the Walk and how to participate or be nominated as a beneficial charity can be found at http://charitywalkforpeace.org/ or contact on info@charitywalkforpeace.org



-- Yorkshire , UK: Local MPs, Church Leaders and Charity Reps gather to promote the Charity Walk For Peace


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