Walking for PENHA in East London
A group of ten PENHA supporters successfully completed the annual PENHA fundraising walk which this year took place around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 21st May 2016. The main objective for this, the eighth, walk in the London area was to generate support for the work PENHA is doing for the pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the Horn of Africa.
The walk started from Bromley-by-Bow Tube Station and then passed through the historic 19th century 'Three Mills Green' area and along the Lee Valley. By the riverside, a white sculpture of two hands clasping each other commemorated a team of six workers killed in a well disaster in 1906. It also spoke to the walkers of PENHA's team spirit and their support for its work. After getting to the 'View Tube', the walkers continued to walk through the park where many people were enjoying the sunshine and the many flowers. The British Gardens, full of trees and flowers, were particularly impressive. After a lunch break at Unity Kitchen Timber Lodge Cafe in the sunny weather, the walkers ended at the Park's information point before disappearing into the Westfield Centre.
PENHA and staff want to thank to all those who supported the event in money or in kind. If you still want to support our work, you can still do so at PENHA's donation page at the JustGiving website - www.justgiving.com/penha2016walk
Photo Credit: Sheila Maxey