Remembering 7/7: Community figures join #WalkTogether in Finchley Road

Raymond Simonson (third from left) and Paul Perkins (fourth from left) take part in the commemoratio

Raymond Simonson (third from left) and Paul Perkins (fourth from left) take part in the commemoration walk. Picture: Nigel Sutton. - Credit: Nigel Sutton

Community figures today walked to remember those who lost their lives in the 7/7 terrorist attacks exactly 10 years ago.

This morning, the JW3 community centre, in Finchley Road, organised a walk from the Langland Gardens bus stop in Finchley Road to Finchley Road Underground Station as part of the #WalkTogether initiative to commemorate the victims of the 2005 atrocity.

The initiative, organised by think-tank British Future, asked people in London and all over Britain to get off the bus, train or Tube one stop early this morning and walk together in a quiet moment of remembrance and unity.

Paul Perkins, chief executive of Swiss Cottage children’s charity The Winch, and Raymond Simonson, JW3 chief executive, were among the group walking in Finchley Road this morning.

Mr Simonson said: “We are proud to support the #WalkTogether initiative, highlighting the importance of unity, peace and hope among all faiths and communities, reflecting JW3’s core values.”


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Londoners can also show their support on social media using the #WalkTogether hashtag.

The idea was inspired by the scenes on London’s streets 10 years ago, when public transport closed down and thousands walked home, trying to understand what had just happened.

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