Five local charities have a spring in their step thanks to money raised through a charity walk. The Charity Walk for Peace, organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elder Association and East Hampshire District Council, raised more than £7,000 for local causes. The groups gathered before Christmas to hand over the money and celebrate the success of last September’s event.
Money raised went to
Homestart-Butser (£2,000), Homestart-Weywater (£2,000), the Southern Domestic Abuse Service (£2,000) and the Rosemary Foundation (£500) and Artscape (£500) all benefited from the walk. The walk followed a five mile course from Bentley Train Station to Alice Holt Forest and was the first to be held in the district. At the presentation, attended by East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds, it was announced plans are already underway for a follow up event in 2018.
Julie Butler, EHDC’s Portfolio Holder for Customer Relations, said: “The Charity Walk for Peace was a fantastic event which brought together the community and gave people the chance to do something really positive. I would like to thank the Ahamidyya Muslim Elder Association for bringing it to East Hampshire and for everyone that came along on the day to raise money and make it such a fabulous event.”