Mayor of Merton Celebrates Eid

Mayor of Merton, Councillor David Chung, joined the Majlis Ansaralluh United Kingdom to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitar in Morden Library last week.

The purpose of the Eid celebration is to bring together people from all different backgrounds to promote mutual understanding and community cohesion.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor David Chungs alongside the Mayoress and the Majlis Ansarullah community.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor David Chung alongside the Mayoress and the Majlis Ansaralluh community.

The Eid celebration was attended by over 200 visitors, all of whom enjoyed a large host of Asian foods including Samosa’s, Pakoras and Chicken Biryanis. Visitors then enjoyed their food in the company of the community, who gathered together and shared stories as well as providing further information for those looking to learn more about Eid. A talented Henna artist was also offering stunning Henna tattoos on the day for children and adults alike.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor David Chung said: “I always enjoy joining the Majlis Ansaralluh community for celebratory events. Eid is a special day which was made even more so by the number of people from different backgrounds communing together, enjoying fantastic company and amazing food. Events such as these are great for anyone who would like to learn more about their community and the work that groups of people are undertaking to make life better for others.”

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Notes to editors

Majlis Ansarullah, an auxiliary organisation of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, has been at the forefront in organising charity events here in the UK. During the past 27 years, they have raised over £1 million which has been distributed to well over 115 UK based charities including Age UK; British Heart Foundation; Great Ormond Street Hospital; Action for Children; Save the Children.