On Monday evening, 5pm-7pm, YMCA Walthamstow hosted a special Eid celebration meal for its residents and staff. It was open to all, but particularly special for many residents as it marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
Around 60 residents attended, along with 10 staff. The café was decorated by Pauline and Sirinda, two of our supported housing officers. Pauline also distributed a booklet with an Eid message to all those who came. Kadie, another of our supported housing officers ensured that there was traditional Arabic music to make the event even more special.
Al Kolley and his catering team put on a wonderful spread of food, and received glowing compliments about the salmon and curried goat – delicious!