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Best foot forward for Peace Centre
8:00am Saturday 10th August 2013 in News
A BUSINESSMAN is hoping a fundraising 20k walk for the Peace Centre can in the future become an event the size of Warrington Walking Day.
Peter Gilberts has organised the Peace of Mind 20k Warrington Walk on September 14 which will loop around the town in a shape similar to the charity’s dove logo.
The 57-year-old is hoping to attract businesses and individuals to enter the event to help raise further awareness of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace Foundation and commemorate 20 years since the bombing on Bridge Street.
The father-of-two said: “In 1993 I was fortunate enough to not be in the town centre after being diverted but I was supposed to be there with my son Adam.
“I have always had that connection and Colin and Wendy have done so much in the last 20 years whereas only now have I been able to come up with something and a tiny bit of effort compared to what they have put in.
“It’s a charity we have always supported but this seemed a way we could make a major difference.”
The walk, which is thought to take four hours and starts at 8am, begins and finishes at the Peace Centre with the route taking in Sankey Valley Park, Warrington Collegiate, the canal alongside Victoria Park before through to Stockton Heath swing bridge and back to Great Sankey.
Peter, who runs his own business F8 Design Associates, added: “We hope it will be an event on Warrington’s calendar every year and grow to something with thousands of people involved with walkers representing a number of charities as a mass community event.”
Anyone who would like to join the group should call 07900 266077 for further information.
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