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Redbridge Muslim charity says ‘we all need to stick together’

PUBLISHED: 15:18 07 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:18 07 July 2017

The Redbridge Disabled Women's Association hosting a lunch for the Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Linda Huggett. Cllr Vanessa Cole takes to the dance floor

The Redbridge Disabled Women's Association hosting a lunch for the Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Linda Huggett. Cllr Vanessa Cole takes to the dance floor

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The Redbridge Disabled Women’s Welfare Association (RDWWA) had a number of special guests at their welcome lunch last Monday

The Redbridge Disabled Women's Association hosting a lunch for the Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Linda Huggett.The Redbridge Disabled Women's Association hosting a lunch for the Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Linda Huggett.

The charity held a welcome lunch for Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Linda Huggett and several community figres, including Ilford South Mp Mike Gapes.

Chairwoman Abida Iqbal said everyone had a fantastic time.

She said: “We host a welcome lunch every year but this year was a bit more special as we also celebrated Eid.

“We also had a young lady welcoming our guests with playing the drum. It felt so festive!

“We were joined by the mayor Cllr Huggett and her husband and the deputy mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin, along with Cllr Abdul Aziz, the mayor of Barking and Dagenham.”

Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Redbridge Thomas Chan also joined, along with Rednridge councillors Muhammed Javed and Cllr Bob Littlewood.

Over 100 people attended the celebrations at The Jack Carter Centre, The Drive, in Ilford, on Monday afternoon.

Abida said the charity wanted to highlight the need for the community to unite in the face of fear.

She said: We made a banner with the message “We want peace in Britain” which we showed our guests and will be taking this banner with us everywhere.

“We also asked Mr Gapes to discuss our peace rally and tree planting which we carried out after 7/7.

“RDWWA stood for peace at that time, and now after all the recent attacks, it is important to stick together.”


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