Peace message at centre of charity walk round Petersfield

The three-and-a-half mile Charity Walk for Peace, organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elder Association (AMEA) is wheelchair- friendly and aimed at attracting walkers of all ages, ability and fitness.

It will raise funds for The Rosemary Foundation, FitzRoy, Home-Start WeyWater, Home-Start Butser, Age Concern Cowplain, Dementia Friendly Petersfield, Artscape, Challengers and The King’s Arms youth centre in Petersfield.

Walk chairman Rizwan Khan said: “It was founded in the service of humanity, rooted in the call of duty, inspired by the love of God and promotes a love for all, hatred for none, motto.”

He also said one aim of the walk is to “demonstrate loyalty to country and nation,” and that “big steps and little steps are being taken for good causes.”

AMEA will also be providing lunch for walkers. The event was organised after the success of last year’s inaugural walk from Bentley station to Alice Holt visitors centre, which raised more than £7,000 for charities in the district.

East Hampshire District Council is supporting the walk and Cllr Julie Butler said: “The more people that come along, the more we can give back to the charities which do so much for the community.”

The walk on Saturday, May 12, will begin and end at Penns Place, starting at 10.45am. To register, use the online link at: charitywalk peace-east-hampshire