Walk for Hope
The first Walk for Hope took place in February 2016, five months after Rural Refugee Network was founded. At the time we were just a fledging charity. We saw the walk as an opportunity to bring people together from the local community to walk in unity and show support for all the Syrian refugees around the world. There was a fantastic turnout with people from one to eighty walking and talking together. Afterwards we listened to Amir’s story of his journey from Syria to UK.
Last year we repeated the event. Again it was a wonderful morning full of hope and collective purpose.
This has now become an established event on the Rural Refugee Calendar. We suggest a donation of £10 for a family ticket and £5 for a single ticket. After the walk we sell cakes and hot food with tea and coffee in a hall with the opportunity to listen to the stories of Syrian refugees. The walks have raised over £15,000.00 for the Rural Refugee Network.
We look forward to seeing you at our next event on Sunday 4th February at Elsted Village Hall, West Sussex.