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Prescot Methodist Walking Group step out for the Peace Centre

August 26, 2016 | Nick Taylor

Prescot Methodist Walking Group completed their tenth annual charity walk and donated the proceeds to the charity, Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, based in Warrington.  The group raised over £5,000 by staging a sponsored walk and the proceeds are to be used to test a new schools project in the Prescot and Whiston area.

In June, 58 walkers, including five children, walked in a relay around the entire Wirral peninsula, a distance of 37 miles.  The walkers started with a visit to the Peace Centre in Warrington were the learned about the work of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace and met with the charity Founders, Colin and Wendy Parry.

The tenth anniversary sponsored event took the theme of ‘peace walk’ and the group agreed that some of the proceeds will be invested in a project, based on the story of the Warrington bombing and the loss of Tim and Jonathan, to be piloted in primary schools in the local area near the church.

Nick Taylor, Chief Executive of the Foundation, spoke to the walkers and one of the young members of the group, Alfie, presented a cheque and a specially carved wooden dove, as a symbol of peace, to Wendy Parry, co-founder of the charity.

Nick said: “this is a very generous donation and the walkers not only completed their challenge but worked very hard to raise funds and I am very grateful to them.

“This enables us to pilot a  new peace project, working with primary school children and their teachers.  This will start in the autumn term.”

Romney Walker, Chair of the Prescot Methodist Walking Group said: ” this was our tenth-anniversary walk and so we are delighted that we have raised such a significant amount for peace.

“I am also pleased that the donation will be used to launch a project in primary schools in Whiston and Prescot and we are looking forward to this starting.”

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace is a specialist in the prevention, resolution and response to serious violent conflict such as terrorism.  The Foundation is a charity and relies on public donations and challenge events such as this to fund its activities.  For more information about this challenge event or the work of the Foundation or to find out how you can fundraise for the charity contact jonathan.levy@foundation4peace.org

Pictured: Wendy Parry, co-founder of the charity welcomes representatives of the Prescot Methodist Walking Group and young walker, Alfie presents the cheque.