Havering Cultural Islamic Centre held is annual Eid celebrations on Sunday.
The centre who work closely with the community run a weekly soup kitchen to help the homeless.
Romford MP Andrew Rosindell attended the celebrations to join in the day’s festivities and told The Enquirer: “As Romford’s MP, I was pleased to attended the Eid celebrations at Havering Cultural Islamic Centre on Sunday. They do an amazing job for our community, supporting local people through their weekly soup kitchen that helps those in need in Romford.
Many thanks to all their staff and volunteers who do such a valuable job for our borough.”
Tracey Mack, a volunteer worker at the soup kitchen told The Enquirer: “We serve over 40 people a week here. We are open every Wednesday from 6.30 to 7.30. The soup kitchen is open for anyone who needs a meal or can’t make their money stretch.
“We give out goody bags with toiletries or clothes, anything we can do to help. We get donations from local shops and businesses that helps us provide the support for the community. “
Tahir Sharif told The Enquirer: “I’m on the Development committee but I’ve been involved with the soup kitchen with Tracey from the very start. We are here to help the community and we feed as many as we can. Tracey has even helped to rehouse some of the people we have helped here.”
The Cultural centre is a focal point for the Muslim members of Havering’s community but also for all the community as it helps the homeless in the borough.