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PENHA Silver Anniversary Celebrated With10km Thames Walk

PENHA’s Silver Anniversary was commemorated with our annual 10 km fundraising walk along the beautiful banks of the Thames River in London on Saturday 27th June 2015. The fundraising event with 16 people including PENHA staff, supporters and friends participating was a great moment as it brought people from both age groups who knew and supported PENHA since inception and also recently associated.

The event which constitute part of the year-long 25th anniversary celebration was started at about 11am from the Putney Bridge Station and ended at the Hammersmith tube Station and took about four hours time. The walk participants were able cross over and walk along the south side of the Thames to Barnes Bridge, where there is a foot bridge across and came back on the north side to Hammersmith tube station. There was a brief break on the banks of the River Thames (Riverside Recreation Ground on the north bank) and also at The Black Lion Bar near the Chiswick Pier. The weather was good – lots of sun – the participants very much enjoyed it.

Lulia, 10 years old from London was the youngest among the people who joined the walk. She was able to walk the 10 km without being exhausted and feeling very energetic. We all admired Lulia for her interest in helping the pastoralist communities by engaging in this fundraising event.

The money donated to the sponsored walk amounted to £ 700 (with gift aid) and will be used for PENHA’s work of supporting pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. PENHA appreciate all the walkers and also those who kindly sponsored the walkers for their marvellous support.

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