Although Ramadhan is a month observed by Muslims, it is a month that focuses on promoting peace and tranquillity, giving charity, sacrifices and rebooting your health and spirituality with the hope of all these qualities remaining as a way of life.

Our organisation is very diverse not only its staff but its users too, this is why we feel it is even more crucial to include our members, neighbours and friends from other organisations to come together and demonstrate cohesiveness and unity at our events.

We had the pleasure of hosting another Community Iftar for Ramadhan 2017, where young people, local residents and organisations came together to celebrate this joyous event as one community. Muslims & non-Muslims came to reach out and strengthen relationships. The event began by introducing the Mayoress of Waltham Forest and was followed by a speech about recent attacks in London & Manchester.

Waltham Forest’s Mayor, Yemi Osho and her son Richard were welcomed as our special guests, the Mayor spoke about the young people being the faces of the next generation and how important it is at times like the present to reflect about their futures and to explore further opportunities. The Mayor promoted unity and together with her son enjoyed engaging with our young people.

Mayor Osho expressed the importance of such community events and how it can bring communities together to build bridges, socialise and share good food. It was a very good evening filled with warmth and solidarity and we look forward the next ‘Active Change Foundation Annual Community Iftar’.