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Caritas Anchor House takes on the Charity Walk for Peace

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Caritas Anchor House takes on the Charity Walk for Peace

22nd May 2017
On Sunday 14 May 2017, a team of Caritas Anchor House staff and residents took part in the Charity Walk for Peace in Newham.

The Charity Walk for Peace is organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) and aims to develop strong, cohesive communities. The walk raises hundreds of thousands pounds each year which is distributed to local and national charities that provide practical help to vulnerable people, including Caritas Anchor House.

This year’s event took place in Newham and saw over 4,000 people – including 15 from Caritas Anchor House - walk 10 kilometres around the Royal Albert Dock, and take in the sights including London City Airport and the Docklands.

Before the walkers set off, they were able to learn more about the charity beneficiaries from various charity stalls, and heard speeches from key members of the AMEA community and Newham representatives. When they had crossed the finish line, they were awarded medals for their achievement and contribution to the community event.

Lorraine - who was previously homeless and now lives at Caritas Anchor House - said, “The atmosphere at the walk was lovely, and I was really pleased to take part and do it for myself, as well as Caritas Anchor House. Walking helped me to relieve some of the stress I have and it was great to meet other people.”

Linda Maytum-Wilson, Acting Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, said “The aims of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association mirror our own, to develop strong, cohesive communities and improve the lives of those experiencing disadvantage.”

Caritas Anchor House is delighted to have been invited to take part in the Charity Walk for Peace, and our residents truly valued the opportunity to collaborate with our wider community.”

If you’d like to sponsor our walkers, you can do so via their Just Giving page. Each donation we receive will be match funded (up to £2,000) and will help us to continue our vital work supporting homeless people in East London.

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