Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners recommended Legal Aid Law Firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that they will be taking part in the London Play 2 Remember football tournament to raise awareness for survivors of the Rwandan genocide.
Play 2 Remember is a 5-a-side football tournament established to raise awareness and to provide a chance for survivors of genocide and mass atrocities, as well as their supporters, to get together in a spirit of commemoration and hope.
The tournament will take place on the the 2nd April 2016 to mark the 7th April start of 100 days of remembrance for the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, as well as the United Nations International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on 6 April, and is being arranged by the organisations Football for Hope, Peace & Unity (FHPU) and Waging Peace.
The event is not for profit and any proceeds will be used to cover running costs or will be donated to the organisations FHPU or Green Kordofan, a small UK-based charity providing sports programmes to young people in refugee camps in South Sudan who've fled violence in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.
Toufique Hossain, Director of Public Law and Immigration department at Duncan Lewis and his team will be taking part in the event. Toufique stated;
"We are excited to have been invited by Waging Peace to represent Duncan Lewis in the London Play 2 Remember Tournament on Saturday 2 April 2016.
This is a powerful initiative which demonstrates the power of Sport to unite people of different cultures and backgrounds.
The tournament is a poignant way to remember those who were victims or fled from horrific violence in Rwanda as well as the millions who have been forced to flee their home countries because of the unrest and violence which has affected their homelands. It is particularly important to show solidarity and unity with Refugees in the light of the current events in Europe."
Joining Toufique from Duncan Lewis Solicitors will be;
Play 2 Remember will be taking place on Saturday, 2 April 2016 from 14:00 to 18:00 at Paddington Recreation Ground - Randolph Avenue, London W9 1PD, United Kingdom. Those with questions about the event should contact the Organiser, Maddy from Waging Peace, on email@example.com or call on 0203 752 5815.