‘Walk for Peace’ to unite communities following stabbing and shootings in Sheffield

A solidarity walk will take place in Sharrow tomorrow, following a recent spate of shootings, stabbings and anti-social behaviour in the area.

The ‘Walk for Peace’ was organised by support groups Mums United and Family Voice, and will encourage families in the community to come and show their unity.

The walk will begin at Old Sharrow Junior School at 3pm and last for an hour.

Kate West, co director of Family Voice, said: “We want families to feel strong, build confidence and show solidarity.

“It’s about reminding ourselves that the people who are drug-dealing and family-feuding are a very small minority of people in our community.”

Ms West said that people from all different backgrounds and faiths are encouraged to come to the event, and leaders from a mosque, a church and the Quaker’s will be there for those who would like to pray and reflect.

“This is the first time we’re doing it, but it’s a starting point.

“One of the main problems is that people don’t talk about things that are going on – and this is about encouraging that to happen.”

The advert for the walk reads: “Together we will not be broken. Together we are strong.”

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