14 June 2012
On 6th July, in the afternoon between 2pm and 4pm, Eltham Community are hosting an event as part of the of the “Hundred Days of Peace” initiative to mark the London 2012 Olympics. The Hundred Days of Peace runs from 8th June to 28th October.
Margaret Mizen will be coming to share about her inspiring work helping young people to move away from using violence to resolve differences. Margaret’s son, Jimmy, attended St Thomas More school in Eltham and was murdered the day after his 16th birthday. With her husband, Barry, she set up the Jimmy Mizen Foundation which works with young people. There will be time for prayer and reflection, the planting of peace tree by children from local schools as well as Mercy Hospitality in the form of a cream tea. Any donations raised will be given to the work of the Jimmy Mizen Foundation.
The day will end with balloons with messages of peace set off to “release the peace”.
Sisters from local communities are very welcome to come and join us. We would love to include all those who are unable to join us for reasons of distance or frailty. Send us a message ; we will attach to a balloon and it will be released on your behalf or on behalf of your community. If you would like to send a small donation to help the work of the Jimmy Mizzen foundation with your message it would be really appreciated. Please contact the Sisters in Eltham by 1st July if you wish to come
We look forward to seeing you
Chris, Susan and Bernie
To visit the 100 Days of Peace Website and find out more about the initiative CLICK HERE