The Deputy Mayor of Tweed Shire Council, Chris Cherry, offered these inspiring words:
Welcome to the Tweed. We are honoured you have chosen Murwillumbah as a stop on the Peace Run.
In the world picture of peace, Tweed Shire Council plays its part by fostering connections with local towns in Kenya where we work to provide safe drinking water.
Locally, our community has experienced a catastrophic flood only six weeks ago and although we are still reeling from that shock, out of that experience we have forged new connections in our community that are strong. And we are building a stronger and more resilient community.
As we all know, peace comes with connections, understanding and tolerance of other people’s ways.
Thank you for the commitment and awareness you are raising across the world for world peace – for being an inspiration to us all.
We wish you well on your journey.