Havering Islamic Cultural Centre opens out mosque to public for Eid celebration
PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 September 2018
Romford's Muslims held a special Eid party to encourage "community cohesion" and raise funds for an international humanitarian charity.
Residents gathered to celebrate the end of the Hajj pilgrimage at the Havering Islamic Cultural Centre in Waterloo Road for their Eid Party on Sunday, September 2.
Umer Sharif, trustee at HICC said: “We opened our doors again to the public and we had a lot of our worshippers attend and also people who had never been in a mosque before. It’s community cohesion.
“The Eid Party, the soup kitchen and upcoming careers fair - all of it is just to get out into the community to let people know that we’re here not just to pray, but because we want to be one of the central organisations that is helping people.”
The event raised funds for Doctors Without Borders, a charity the provides emergency medical support in conflict zones around the world.