Another successful Richmond Riverside Walk 2019

The annual Richmond Riverside Walk was another huge success this year, as we had more walkers sign up (50) and attend (43). This local event is not only creating a lovely buzz in South-West London, but it is flowing its positive streams throughout London.

The walk took place on Saturday 28 September and was led by the chair of the Richmond and Kew Christian Aid group, Peter Nixon, and was co-led by London Regional Coordinator, Justice Onwuka. 

The minor rain and grey clouds could not stop our dedicated team of walkers. It’s normally sunny every year when we do the walk, so it was really encouraging to see a larger turnout, despite the rain. 

Sponsored Walkers

Christian Aid supporters have an enjoyable day on the sponsored riverside walk.

A walk with a difference

Teas, coffees, pastries, a presentation on the 40 million internally displaced people and a short prayer helped start the day and helped remind our walkers of why they were doing the sponsored walk.

One walker said: 'this event happens at the right time every year, and it is so fun to visit different churches, eat cake, make new friends and create a positive difference around the world'. Both groups of short and long walkers also enjoyed completing their walks as there were scrumptious cakes awaiting them at each of the checkpoints.

So far, over £2,000 has been raised with more donations expected to come before April 2020. 

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Justice regional coordinator for South West London speaking

Justice Onwuka, London Regional Coordinator, inspires the group of walkers with stories of people who have been uprooted from their homes.

Sponsored Walkers

The walkers make their way across London.