Chain of Hope - Previous Events
2017

Previous Events

Sunday 24th September 2017 Bury St Edmunds Chain of Hope.
The second Chain of Hope, in support of the UN Day of Peace (21st September), and PeaceOneDay, organised by Clare Mellor. The year, linking the two war memorials with the aid of a (long) ribbon.
Many thanks to all who supported this event - as stewards, or just by turning up and taking part in the name of Peace.
There was good press coverage of the event.

BBC Radio Suffolk interviewed Clare Mellor, Helen Taylor and Josie Keys for a broadcast on the morning of the Chain:

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Some of the singing before the event:

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Publicity
See East Anglian Daily Times article.
Sunday 6th May 2017 A fantastic concert in aid of the Trinity Chain of Hope Event in support of PeaceOneDay(.org), raising funds for Bury Women's Refuge.
A multicultural concert of words and music - the Dayspring Community Choir, Ian Speed reading his poetry, Helen Taylor narrating dramatic stories, Clare Mellor and Melody Morris playing flutes, Marina Kralina playing the piano.
Sunday 25th September 2016 Bury St Edmunds Chain of Hope.
To recognise the UN Day of Peace (21st September), and in support of PeaceOneDay, Clare Mellor organised a Human Chain of Hope, to connect the two war memorials in Bury (on Buttermarket and Angel Hill).
Many thanks to many organisations for their great support - Trinity Methodist Church, Amnesty, Quakers, Phoenix Rising, Northumberland Avenue Methodist Church, the URC, Southgate Church, the Multicultural Women's Group, Bury Islamic Cultural Organisation, and friends, relatives and passers-by. (Apologies to anyone omitted from this list.)
There was good press coverage of the event.
Photos: Andy Abbott
BBC Radio Suffolk interviewed Clare Mellor and Revd Val Spencer for a broadcast on the morning of the Chain:

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We were very grateful to Ashley Jade Backhouse and Chaz Barret from the college who created an excellent video of the occasion:

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