SCLT Participate in 2015 Charity Walk for Peace
Sunday 31st May 2015 saw SCLT volunteers Ash Jones and Jon Williams joining the thousands of other participants in the 2015 Charity Walk for Peace which is an annual event organised by the Ahmadiyyan Muslim Community in Morden, Surrey.
The very popular event attracts walkers from all around the country and takes place over a 6-mile route in the London borough of Merton.
The event is staged from the grounds of the remarkable Baitul Futuh Mosque is Morden, which is the UK base of the Ahmadiyan Muslim community and the headquarters of it's charity organisation Ansarullah UK.
The building, which is the largest mosque in Western Europe, hosts numerous events throughout the year, such as the annual Ahmadiyyan Peace Symposium and is the local place of worship for the Ahmadiyyan Muslim Community
Jon Williams is a trustee of the SCLT charity and volunteers on the Public Presentation Team in South Wales, he commented, "This has been my second year as a participant in the Walk for Peace and it is a fantastic experience to join with so many like-minded people in the charity walk for good causes"
"The Ahmadi community are such great hosts and organise a really great event, which helps so many deserving charities around the world"
At the conclusion of the charity walk, all the participants, numbering in the thousands, returned to the grounds of the mosque, where a number of marquees accomodated everyone for a traditional Ahmadi lunch.
Once refueled after the exertions of the morning, a prize-giving ceremony took place to recognise the individual participants who had raised substantial sums for the charity.
Following this, 25 charities were presented with donations from the Ansarullah Charity which included the Nepal Earthquake Disaster Fund and the Senior Citizen Liaison Team
SCLT volunteer Ash Jones accepted a generous donation on behalf of the charity and addressed the audience to express his gratitude, he commented, "The Ahmadiyyan community and their charity efforts are legendary throughout the World. As a charity, the SCLT have been honoured to have been involved and supported by the Ansurullah organisation for 2-years and we hope to be able to continue this growing relationship for many years to come"
Following the offical festivities of the charity walk, Ash and Jon were received in a private audience by the Iman of the Baitul Futuh Mosque, Mr Naseem Ahmad Bajwa, during this meeting, both were presented with personal copies of the Holy Qur'an to cement the great respect and growing friendship between the SCLT charity and the Ahmadiyyan Muslim Community.