RAMFEL chief executive to walk 100km for organisation’s foodbank

PUBLISHED: 09:12 10 September 2014 | UPDATED: 09:57 10 September 2014

Rita Chadha, at the RAMFEL Centre, Ilford

Rita Chadha, at the RAMFEL Centre, Ilford


A charity chief executive will walk 100km this weekend from Putney to Henley in south-west London to raise funds for its foodbank.

Rita Chadha, of Ramfel (The Refugee and Migrant Forum of East London), wants to raise £1,000 for the foodbank at the Cardinal Heenan Centre, High Road, Ilford, to cope with the increased demand of those needing emergency food parcels in the borough.

“Each week we have about 40 members come to the foodbank,” said Ms Chadha.

“It is the largest amount we have ever seen. I think we are seeing homeless people come more and more. The problem is most foodbanks give out three parcels of food and that is it, but we keep giving out food as long the individual needs it.”

Ms Chadha will walk the route alone but she will be monitored at checkpoints along the way.

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