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A Week of Action to End the Drug War

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Cookham to Westminster

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Walk the Thames Path and join Transform's mass lobby this summer, as we head to Parliament to call on MPs to end the drug war.

Drug-related deaths are at an all time high in the UK: 10 per day, 70 per week and over 3500 per year. Behind each figure in these statistics is a real person, and a network of family and friends left behind. There has never been a more urgent time to reform our drug laws.

Take a look below at the events we have planned and let us know which ones you'd like to get involved with.




THE WALK

Walk a mile in our shoes

The Anyone’s Child families will be leading a walk along the Thames path all the way to Parliament - turning walking into talking into action. Please come and join the walk, listen to their stories and help us to raise awareness about the harms caused by current drug policy.

Day 1 – Thursday 20th June – (10 miles)

Start in Cookham and walk through Maidenhead to Windsor

Please join us for a special event 'Maidenhead: Take Drugs Seriously' to launch this week of action.

Day 2 – Friday 21st June – (8-9 miles)

A shorter walk leaving in Windsor and heading to Staines

Day 3 – Saturday 22nd June- (12 miles)

Leaving Staines and heading through Shepperton to Hampton Court, where we can visit the maze.

Day 4 – Sunday 23rd June – (11 miles)

Leave Hampton Court and pass through Kingston-upon-Thames on the north bank of the river, then cross to the south bank and head through Teddington and Richmond and on to Kew

Day 5 – Monday 24th June – (12 miles)

Leave Kew and walk through Hammersmith, Barnes and Putney, heading to Battersea

Day 6 – Tuesday 25th June – (1-3 miles)

On the final day we will meet at Battersea Park and walk together to Westminster Palace. This is where the walk officially ends as we lobby parliament to end the drug war.




THE LOBBY

In the lead up to the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Transform Drug Policy Foundation is organising a mass lobby of Parliament on Tuesday 25 June to call for an end to the drug war.

WHAT: Join the lobby by arranging to meet your MP to call for change. Find out how to arrange a meeting here

WHERE: Palace of Westminster

WHEN: Tuesday 25 June, 1.00-5.00pm

WHO: Everyone is welcome!

Download this promotional leaflet and encourage your friends and family to join in too!



You can help to end the drug war, better protect our children and make dangerous safer.

Please confirm which day you will be joining by clicking the 'register' button and selecting your preferred dates. Get in touch at info@anyoneschild.org for more information.

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