Charities have organised three sponsored strolls around Hammersmith & Fulham and you’re invited to join them.
There is a longer a trek for the more adventurous, as well as shorter walks planned for Saturday 12 May.
They have been organised by three charities based in H&F, The Barons Court Project, H&F Foodbank (which are H&F Council’s two mayoral charities) and Crosslight Advice.
“These walks are a fantastic opportunity to enjoy sights of our borough while supporting charities who do so much for the people who live here,” said Cllr Mercy Umeh, Deputy Mayor of H&F Council.
The longer walk will follow the borough boundary, covering about 13 miles and has been organised by the Barons Court Project. The charity helps vulnerable people including those who are homeless and who have mental health problems.
Walkers will set off from the charity’s base in Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, at 11am. Those who don’t want to walk so far can take part in their other, shorter one which follows the North End Ward boundary. It will leave at the same time.
“Street Homeless people are often transient and have to walk, long distances, to access services,” said Michael Angus Director of Barons Court Project.
“A walk where you can spend time in their shoes seemed appropriate. Why not join us and get the chance to talk to service users about their experiences along the way?”
Those taking part will set off from St Paul’s Church in Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith at 1.30pm and walk along the Thames to Chiswick and back for cream tea. Walkers will be able to ask experts questions about poverty in H&F along the way.
“Poverty is a huge and growing issue in London and in our borough in particular,” said Daphine Aikens CEO of H&F Foodbank.
“Both us and Crosslight Advice have seen ever growing demand for their services. We hope as many people as possible will join us on this interactive walk to learn more about how poverty is impacting so many local people, and what they can do to help.”
You’re encouraged to get friends to sponsor you but don’t worry if you can’t, you’re still welcome to join in.
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