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East London Hindus raise £1,500 for British Heart Foundation at Ilford dance festival

PUBLISHED: 12:49 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:49 03 August 2018

Representatives from the East London and Essex Hindu Social Club presenting their cheque to the British Heart Foundation shop in Ilford.

Representatives from the East London and Essex Hindu Social Club presenting their cheque to the British Heart Foundation shop in Ilford.

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A group of Hindus from across east London celebrated raising £1,500 for the British Heart Foundation in Ilford on Thursday, August 2.

The East London & Essex Hindu Social Club presented a cheque to the British Heart Foundation in Cranbrook Road – the money had been raised during Navratri Garba, a Hindu festival of dance.

The event, which saw 11 consecutive days of dancing from 7pm till midnight, was held at Loxford School in Loxford Lane – as it has been for the last five years.

The money raised came from donations collected by volunteers during the festival and matched the £1,500 raised for last year’s chosen charity Cancer Research UK.

A spokesman for the group said: “Organising an event such as Navrati Festival demands real hard work and time for successful hosting, and also involves quite handsome amounts of money.

“Thousands of Hindu devotees have taken full advantage of their devotion, love and reverence to worship Mataji – a Hindu Godess.”


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