The second annual Richmond Riverside Walk was a huge success this year and had almost four times the amount of walkers as the year before, bringing the total to 43 walkers.
The walk took place on on Saturday 29 September and was led by the chair of the Richmond and Kew Christian Aid group, Peter Nixon, and regional coordinator for South West London, Justice Onwuka.
It was an amazing and sunny day, as the Thames Path from St Matthias Church, Richmond, to St Anne’s Church, Kew, was blessed with supporters wearing the well-known red Christian Aid t-shirts.
The day started with teas, coffees, pastries and a short reflection on the situation of the 40 million people displaced in their own countries across the globe.
A short prayer was led by the deputy head of London, Richard Reddie, who stated he felt 'uplifted' and 'encouraged' to see a lovely turnout of walkers.
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.
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