Muslim women’s charity luncheon in Ilford raises funds for hospice care

PUBLISHED: 13:57 26 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:09 26 July 2017

The Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Linda Huggett joins members of the RDWAA for lunch

The Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Linda Huggett joins members of the RDWAA for lunch


A charity lunch by a Muslim women’s charity has helped raise more than £700 for two hospices in Redbridge.

The annual event, which is run by Redbridge Disabled Women’s Welfare Association (RDWWA), saw over 70 people attend the buffet at Spice Village, High Road, Ilford, last Thursday.

The money, which will be split between the Mayor of Redbridge Councillor Linda Huggett’s chosen charities, Haven House Children’s Hospice and Saint Francis Hospice.

Chairwoman of RDWWA, Abida Iqbal, thanked everyone for their attendance.

She said: “The event was a great success and all who attended cannot wait till next year.

“We raised well over £700, including £144 from the raffle we held, in a fun filled, well organised and exceptionally catered for lunch .

“The event also hosted an appearance by a trained martial arts instructor who taught the Mayoress and a few others how to keep safe.”

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