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    Weʼve raised £695 to To help prevent knife crime and support the walkers of the Sutton Park Methodist Circuit on their pilgrimage to Westminster

    Funded on Saturday, 6th July 2019

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    Knife Crime Kills; our walk for Justice. We are raising money to facilitate this walk of protest. All money raised will go to organising the event and supporting those affected by knife crime.

    If I may I would like to paint a picture. On the 14th April a minibus, towing a trailer with a dirty great metal cross made of knives, will rumble away from Kingstanding Methodist Church. It will be adorned with banners, pennants and the collective creative efforts of our knitters, paper folders, carpenters, welders and crafty souls. As the spectacle of colour heads off the local press will record the event and our message of peace, love and hope. No doubt a couple of the politicians who are supporting us will be making sure they are in shot. More importantly we will be distributing message cards and small gifts to any people that have gathered.

    Earlier that day a commissioning Palm Sunday service will have been held where all our walkers will be blessed. Then it will begin in earnest. As the cross heads of to our first overnight stop in Kenilworth the walkers will trudge the first of the 20 mile sections of the 114 mile pilgrimage. Of course not every body will want to, or be able to, walk the whole thing. We'll have people who'll cover short sections, others who might wish to walk for several days - and one or two might want to attempt the whole route!

    From then on it will be rinse and repeat and until we reach London. In each place en route we'll hand out gifts, we'll probably sleep on floors and no doubt get our pictures taken as we head off on the next stretch.

    On the sixth day - when God saw that is was very good - we'll hold a service and protest outside Westminster Central Hall. Our message will simple and blunt. Knife Crime Kills, and that something can be done about it. We will be calling for better youth work, policing, and a campaign to encourage young people to stop carrying knives. Our communities will not be forgotten or ignored.

    So that is the picture; and its no pipe dream. Enthusiastic souls have already stepped up to cover communications, media, admin, logistics and crafts. We even have a 'scarfordinator' looking after all the knitting. Today I saw the skills of our creative team in action. In a few short hours and with the support of a cream tea they produced so many great ideas. The Muslim Council of Britain has offered us support for the London leg, and we have letters and messages of support from politicians of various hues.

    In conclusion it only remains to ask what part you might like to play. What started as the 'They don't know' campaign has grown rapidly. Its an important message and we need to make some noise about it. Would you consider walking part or all of the way? Would you like to help with the worship at either end, or the protest. Would you like to join the craft team or help raise some money? Would you consider coming to London on a coach to join the final event?

    If you are interested please call 07794639382 or email andrewbrazier@hotmail.com

    God bless

    Andrew

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    • Andrew Brazier7 months ago
      Andrew Brazier

      Andrew Brazier

      7 months ago

      The creative team made so many things for the voyage that we didn't use them all. So, in order to boost our fund raising we are going to have a table sale and coffee morning - watch this space.

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    • Andrew Brazier7 months ago
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      Andrew Brazier

      7 months ago

      Determined walking

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    • Andrew Brazier7 months ago
      Andrew Brazier

      Andrew Brazier

      7 months ago

      At the end in London :-)

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    25

    • Andrew Brazier

      Andrew Brazier

      May 10, 2019

      With thanks to all at Pheasey Friends

      £45.00

    • Tiffany Clark

      Tiffany Clark

      May 2, 2019

      All the best, Andrew and congregation! (and thank you for all your kindness back in March). Sorry it can't be a larger amount at the moment but hope it helps x

      £5.00

    • Tracey Gough

      Tracey Gough

      Apr 29, 2019

      This is off a lady in the commuity from joise

      £5.00

    • Anne Edwardson

      Anne Edwardson

      Apr 26, 2019

    • Alison Burland

      Alison Burland

      Apr 26, 2019

      I was privileged to be able to join the walk on Day 1 & what was achieved during the knife crime walk was just incredible.People don’t need to carry knives - let’s find a way to live peacefully.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 25, 2019

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 17, 2019

      Im praying for good weather for you guys xx

      £20.00

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