By Taz Virdee
Last Saturday (18th June) Ma Aliyya Community Group hosted their second Annual Fast Opening at the Brabazon Community Centre. The Fast Opening event encourages people from all communities to come together and enjoy a free homemade cooked meal. During the course of the evening we had around 100 local residents attend.
Councillor Rajinder Bath who attended the function said: “It was a great event. In Hounslow we are living in a diverse community and events like these help a lot in bringing the communities together.”
Local resident Callum, 12, added: “I found the event really good and exciting because it was interesting to see how other cultures open their fasts.”
Nida Akram, HWCP committee member and Ma Aliyya Project Manager, said: “It is always a pleasure to organise the Ma Aliyya Annual Fast Opening which has now run for the second time with the Mayor of Hounslow and local councilors of Heston West supporting us both times. It is wonderful seeing all members of the community coming together to share a meal and have a good time. We were really excited to see old and new faces and hope to welcome many more next year!”
For more information about Ma Aliyya community projects and future events please contact Nida Akram on Ma.firstname.lastname@example.org