About Ifti Chaudhri
Ifti has “always had a passion for charity” and this position gave him the opportunity to influence change and bring many different communities in the area together on many charity schemes. One that he is particularly proud of being involved in was the Charity Walk for Peace. Over 4,500 participants convened on the grounds of Windsor Great Park in 2018 to show their support for the annual Charity Walk for Peace. The 28th annual walk was held in association with Runnymede Borough Council and Iftikhar Chaudhri, Mayor of Runnymede, witnessed over 138 charities represented, Mayors, community groups, schools, civic leaders and members of the public all walking and running with the common goal to raise £1 million for British charities.
It is Ifti’s drive to influence and desire to challenge the status quo that makes him a perfect fit in the Forest of Memories project, to act and join us in making the goal to provide a real difference and leave a lasting legacy for future generations a reality. It has been the hard work of the team at Runnymede Borough Council and his direct influence that has found the first forest location within one of the most beautiful and historic settings in the country..
About the Forest of Memories project
The vision for the Forest of Memories is that they will be a place of remembrance and a symbol of national recovery when the first one is opened in 2021. But, whilst the short-term goal is one of remembrance, a longer-term goal is that the Forest of Memories will become an educational and cultural resource for communities. That they will continue to provide tranquil places of reflection and healing for future generations long after the pandemic is a memory.
International Memorial Day