Walk with Amal“Dover needs much more of this” says Mayor of Dover, Concejal Gordon Cowan

“It’s an amazing and important event for Dover”

“It’s great to see an event link the Town and the Castle”

“Wonderful and spectacular – the lanterns are beautiful”

Hundreds of local people carrying 500 handmade lanterns and stars turned out on Wednesday 20º October to greet Amal and walk with her in procession from Pencester Gardens up to Dover Castle. At the Castle a new Lighthouse of Stars was lit up as a sign of welcome and hope to those seeking safety and refuge.

Amal is a 3.5m tall puppet of a refugee child made by those who created War Horse. She is walking 8000km from the Syrian border across Europe to Manchester to highlight the plight of child refugees and raise awareness and understanding in the communities she visits.

CIC de fundición del futuro de Dover, apoyado con una subvención de £ 1,500 del Ayuntamiento, organizó el evento en Dover en el que participaron niños de las escuelas locales y miembros del público. Gracias a todos los que apoyaron Walk with Amal. You are the proof that Dover is a Community that Cares

Future Foundry have made a lovely film about their preparations about Walk with Amal which can be accessed here http://futurefoundry.org.uk/?page_id=3521.

You can share the excitement of the evening procession by viewing Future Foundry film of the event itself here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVimtIHqh8k&ab_channel=FutureFoundry