Update 26 April 2018
Plans are progressing towards the event on 21 July and we are beginning to finalise some of the details such as the speakers. Here’s the event programme at the moment. Keep an eye open for more details in the near future. One quetion: have you put the date in your diary?!
|10:30||Gillingham – Opening speeches (outside Tai Won Mein restaurant)|
|10:35 – 10:45||Introduction and speeches by Cllr Wendy Purdy, Cllr Naushabah Khan and Maulana Irfan Patel|
|10:45||Walk begins towards Chatham via the Great Lines park|
|11:15 – 11:25||Stop at Naval War Memorial – time to reflect|
|11:25||Walk to Chatham|
|12:05 – 12:35||Enter Turkish Community Centre|
|12:35||Walk to Chatam Memorial Synagogue|
|12:45 – 12:55||Enter Synagogue|
|12:55||Walk to Rochester|
|Rochester – Closing Speeches and Entertainment
|13:30||Walk arrives at Rochester War Memorial|
|13:35||1 minute silence|
|13:36 – 13:44||Speeches by Rt Hon Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG DL, Deputy Mayor Habib Tejan and Kelly Tolhurst MP|
|13:44||Song by Ingrid van Dooren and friend|
|13:50||Dance by Bulgarian National Dance Group|
|13:55 – 14:30||Speeches by Canon Mathew Rushton and Father Dobromir followed by more dancing and music, artwork provided by local school children and light refreshments.|
Update 20 March 2018
We are currently organising this year’s Walk for Peace between Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester to encourage people to meet others in the local Medway communuty. This year we will be starting at Gillingham High Street at 10:30, then walking to Chatham and arriving there at 12:00 before finally arriving at the War Memorial outside Rochester Cathedral at 13:30. We hope to have light refreshments and entertainment so make a note in your diary!
As more details are confirmed I shall be uploading them here so keep looking out for updates.