FUNDRAISER FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AND THE DEC UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL
I have organised a walk in Mayfair on Sunday 8 May. We meet in the forecourt of the Royal Academy at 2.00 pm and finish the walk near Bond Street. Half the money raised will go to Amnesty International to support their work providing help for prisoners of conscience and defenders of free speech around the world. The other half will go towards the DEC Humanitarian Appeal for Ukraine.
We have all been shocked by the events that have unfolded in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24. Millions have fled the country and millions are internally displaced. The destruction and suffering has been dreadful. There is a huge need for relief and supplies of all kinds to help those whose lives have been shattered by this war.
You may question why I have chosen Mayfair for this fundraiser. There are a couple of strong connections with the current war. We will pass a famous shop run by an extraordinary Russian entrepreneur who was lucky to escape with his life from Putin’s Russia to rebuild it in the West by establishing what is possibly the world’s most luxurious wine shop and we will end at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral. These will both give ample opportunity to discuss issues of relevance to the current conflict. Mayfair of course also offers much else of enormous historic and cultural interest. We will meet some of the great characters who have made Mayfair their home, including Handel and Hendrix and we shall pass some of the most elegant squares in London.
Please register for this walk. Payment is by contribution. Please give as generously as you can. Booking is through Eventbrite. You can book here.
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