Beckenham Place Park Charity Walk
We have changed the venue because of the weather!
Come along and join us on our Summer Charity Walk in Beckenham Place Park. We will be walking the nature trail and possibly extending it to walk by the Ravensbourne in Summerhouse Fields.
See the map below:
The Walk is for the benefit of the Salaam Baalak Trust which does great work supporting India’s street children. There are more details below.
To come along on our walk, please contact us directly (you can click the button below) and we will send you the information. There will be long and short walks for people with all energy levels.
Here are some images of Beckenham Place Park
Location and times
We will meet up in the cafe at the mansion at 11am on Sunday the 23rd of July.
About Salaam Baalak Trust
When I visited Delhi in 2013 I went on a Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk.
Salaam Baalak Trust was set up 28 years ago by Indian celebrities to provide shelter, food and medical help to the street kids that lived around the main railway station. Children arrive daily from all over India having stowed away on trains, running away from home, wanting to be in Bollywood, being abandoned or even just being lost in the crowds of one of the huge festivals they have there.
Salaam Baalak do city walks that are guided by the ex street-kids that now work in the charity. They take visitors around to show them the places they lived in when they lived on the streets themselves. Our guide was in his early twenties. He was abandoned at a mosque as a baby and the Imam gave him to a childless family to look after. They were subsidised through the mosque funds. He was abused however. He said that his foster mother rubbed chilli into his eyes. At seven he ran away and started living on the streets. Salaam Baalak picked him up and he now views them as his family. He was learning to code when I met him…
Some images from the walk around Delhi Station
I was really moved by this and now that I am organising walks I thought it would be good to run a charity walk in central London (routes to be published) and gather as many people as possible to donate towards the Salaam Baalak Trust.