Mayor walking the borders for centre

Mayor of Hebden Royd Coun Jonathan Timbers, who is walking Hebden Royd's boundary to raise money for his Mayoral charity

Mayor of Hebden Royd Coun Jonathan Timbers, who is walking Hebden Royd's boundary to raise money for his Mayoral charity

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The Mayor of Hebden Royd, Jonathan Timbers, is walking around Hebden Royd’s parish borders in aid of his charity, the St Augustine Centre.

The charity helps vulnerable people, particularly asylum seekers and refugees, throughout Calderdale.

The St Augustine’s Centre, based on Hanson Lane in Halifax, is a community centre for anyone who needs help, advice or support.

Based on the Christian faith which respects and values individuals, the centre welcomes the vulnerable and cares for all, regardless of faith, ethnicity, background or any other factors.

Coun Timbers said: “I wanted to support this marvellous charity but had to delay the walk over winter because I have a mobility impairment, which gets worse in cold weather.

“Now it’s Spring, I think I’m up to the 20 or so miles around the borders of Hebden Royd if I do it over a couple of days.

“The fact that the walk will take place over the Easter holidays couldn’t be more appropriate because it reminds us of a key part of the New Testament that explains the basis of Christianity in a way most people, whether they believe in God or not, can buy into.

“Basically, in Matthew’s gospel it says that you should welcome strangers: ‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me’. No quotas, no caps.”

More on the walk at Coun Timbers’ blog http://mayorofhebdenroyd.blogspot.co.uk/