Walk a Mile - June 23, 2018

Join SOS Children’s Villages UK to Walk a Mile and show solidarity with millions of child refugees worldwide who are fleeing violence, warfare and disaster. Show child refugees they are welcome here, acknowledge their courage and stand up for their right to be reunited with their families.

The mile-long march through Cambridge is a great way for you to show your support for child refugees, and consider what it is like to be a young person fleeing for your life, leaving behind everything that is familiar, comforting and safe, and travelling thousands of miles to find a place to call home.

The Walk a Mile march, in partnership with CAFOD, will include a short talk on the global child refugee crisis by SOS Children’s Villages UK CEO Alison Wallace. Supporters will then march together towards the Emmanuel United Reformed Church, where there will be a talk by MP for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner. Cambridge is a city of sanctuary that has supported those escaping war and persecution since the Jewish Kindertransport of WW2.

Bring your families and friends – the more of us who stand together in support of child refugees, the more chance we have of improving the lives of some of the world’s most at-risk children. Together we can be a force for change for child refugees around the world.

Schedule

From 10.30am – Supporters gather at Parker's Piece, Cambridge CB1 1JE

11am – Talk by SOS Children’s Villages UK CEO Alison Wallace

11.10am – Walk a Mile begins

11.50am – Talk by MP for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner

12pm – The Great Get Together, Emmanuel United Reformed Church, 3 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RR

 

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The Great Get Together

In partnership with the Great Get Together, SOS Children’s Villages UK has organised a community gathering at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church after the march. We hope you will enjoy this time together meeting and talking with people who have joined us on the Walk a Mile march. Bring your own picnic and meet new people.

The Great Get Together is an annual event celebrating murdered MP Jo Cox’s belief that we have more in common than that which divides us. Jo was a champion of refugee rights and an inspirational advocate for unity and equality,

We would like to thank the Emmanuel United Reformed Church for donating their venue for this event. Head over to our Facebook page to let us know you'll be there.