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.
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.