AFN took part in the first London Interfaith Fun Run where over 300 runners from London’s diverse faith and belief communities fundraised for local causes. There were a range of events from the 10km run to a 1km run or walk. The event, held in the Stonex Stadum in Barnet was organised by the Faith & Belief Forum together with Maccabi GB. It was done with the support of the Greater London Lord Lieutenant’s Faith Council. The Lord Lieutenant, Sir Kenneth Olisa, OBE spoke at the event was went out of his way to interact with the attendees. (The Lord Lieutenant is the personal representative of the monarch in Greater London and shows a strong support for interfaith activity.)
The event was a innovative way to raise money for charities whilst bringing people of many faiths together in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. We hope it will be the first of many in the years to come.
Images: AFN Director running in the Fun Run, with other NGOs and with the Lord Lieutenant.