Eid festivities for all

Eid at Toynbee Hall
Older people from a variety of backgrounds attended an Eid party with celebrations, food and music at Toynbee Hall Wellbeing Centre in Spitalfields on Thursday 29 June.

The council works in partnership with residents, health and community organisations to help improve the health, wealth, and wellbeing of older residents.

And community organisation Toynbee Hall is one of five LinkAge Plus hubs commissioned by the council to offer residents aged 50 and over, a range of social and health related activities.

Cllr Rachael Saunders, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Health and Adult services said: “We support our older residents to be more independent, and to lead healthier, happier lives.”

“Our aim is to ensure that Tower Hamlets is a borough where growing older is about retaining independence and dignity. Social activities such as the Eid party at Toynbee Hall help make this possible.”

Eid marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic period of fasting and abstinence.

An Eid celebration for residents of all ages and backgrounds will be held at Victoria Park on Sunday 2 July from 12 noon-3pm, with live entertainment, halal food, and cultural activities.

Posted on Friday 30th June 2017