A record 20 cheques were given to good causes last week as money raised in the 2023 Charity Walk for Peace was distributed. 

It collected £9,915 in May from a 5km walk at Hogmoor Inclosure in Bordon run by East Hampshire District Council, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) and the Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust. 

Cllr Adeel Shah said: “The Charity Walk for Peace is getting bigger and better every year and it is great to see so many residents taking part in an enjoyable, fun and worthwhile event.

"It was really great to be able to see the money raised by the walk going directly into the hands of the local charities which do so much good work to support everyone in our community.

"And thank you to all the members of the AMEA who work so hard to make sure this event is the success it is.”

Mo Luqman of the AMEA said: “The AMEA takes great pride in having orchestrated the charity walk in Bordon and facilitated the participation of 20 charity organisations, all of which have been awarded £450 each from raised funds.

"Witnessing a large turnout of local community members engaging in the 5km walk to support vital causes is consistently gratifying.”

Benefitting were Dementia Friends (Alton, Petersfield and Whitehill & Bordon), Home-Start (Butser and Hampshire), Challengers, Deadwater Valley Trust, Living Streets Bordon, Love4Life, Rural Refugee Network, Vokes Trust, Age Concern Petersfield, Artscape, Attenborough Explorer Scout Unit, Crossover Youth Centre, Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust, Anstey Junior School, Bordon Belles WI, Havant & East Hants Mind, & Andrews’ Endowed Primary School.