WALK FOR PALESTINE Saturday, 9 May 2015
We will meet and welcome you to the John Scurr Community Centre (1A Bekesbourne Street, Limehouse, London E14 7JF) from 11 o’clock onwards. The walk will commence at mid-day or soon after and should end at around 4.00pm depending on whether you stroll, meander or walk!
Who’s Who? Before we set out Network members Muhammed Mukhaimar and Elian Pinto will introduce Sumud Palestine and the UK Palestine Mental Health Network and tell you how the money you contribute will be used.
Eliana Pinto, originally from Chile, came to the UK as a political refugee in the 1970s. A retired NHS consultant psychotherapist, she now works in private practice in London.
Mohammed Mukhaimar is a Palestinian-British Psychologist. Born and raised in Gaza, he worked for Gaza Community Mental Health Programme for eight years and led the local crisis intervention team before joining the mental health service in the UK. Currently he is based in Cambridge. He has been involved in promoting the mental health sector and human rights in Palestine since he was graduated from Birzeit University in the West Bank in 1998.
Mohammed Mukhaimar and Angela Glendenning co-founded Sumud Palestine.
Parking There is no parking at the Centre and it is difficult to find in and around Limehouse. Our walk is not circular and you may wish to park in central London and travel from there to Limehouse.
The route Many may be familiar with the South Bank of the River Thames but not the North Bank from Limehouse to Tower Bridge. It is a spectacular stretch of river where the Thames can look its most majestic. A limited number of Transport for London Thames Path guides will be available (Transport for London north bank 2 of 4 and 3 of 4). These describe various landmarks along the way. There is a nice patch of grass outside Tate Modern, possibly a good place to pause for a picnic, a snack or the loo!
Numbers While we expect some participants to turn up on the day, it will be helpful to have some idea of numbers. You may email your attendance and/or send a donation online at www.sumudpalestine.org.uk.
Directions The John Scurr Community Centre is easily accessible via excellent public transport routes which service London. Limehouse Station is on the Docklands Light Railway (DWR) which runs directly to Bank and Tower Gateway stations where London Underground can be joined. The Centre is only a few minutes’ walk from the Limehouse Station.
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LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU