Muslim Youth League Sisters UK (MYLUK-S) in Bradford hosted a fun day event during the Easter holidays for families in Bradford that travelled from Syria. The event took place at Lapage Primary School on Barkerend Road on Wednesday 30th March 2016, following the Cupcakes for Syria campaign on Easter weekend in which the MYL Sisters collaborated with Minhaj Welfare Foundation (MWF) and raised an outstanding £460.
The families came from all around Bradford with many that are new to their respective areas and so the event gave them a chance to socialise and get to know one another in a friendly and fun environment. The event was held for both children and adult. During the holidays the families and especially the children, don’t have much to do to entertain themselves so a range of different activities were organised for the children to get involved in. The activities ranged from bouncy castles to face painting, cupcake decorating, indoor football and a magician show which gained the attention of both parents and children alike as they enjoyed a hysterical performance which pushed past any existing language barriers. There was also a guest appearance from Mickey Mouse enjoyed by many!
The children were supervised by the MYLUK-S volunteers from around Bradford.
This amazing event was generously sponsored by Janan, an Asian clothing retailer who are set for their opening relaunch of their £1million extension on the 29th April; and MoveUp Property Services who were more than willing to help out our new members of the Bradford community. Amongst the other sponsors we had Low Insurance Brokers Ltd and LOW Private Hire Taxis.
The event ended with a Mothers’ day cake cutting which was accompanied by a full South-East Asian meal of Pilau rice, meat curry, raita and kheer - a rice pudding sweet dish similar to the Syrian ‘Roz Bhaleeb’.
14 Shearbridge Rd, Bradford, BD7 1NP
The Broadway, Bradford, BD1 1JR
MOVE UP Property Services
10 Duckworth Lane, Bradford, BD9 5EP (01274 482999)
282 Allerton Road, Bradford, BD15 7QE (01274 481866)
Low Insurance Brokers LTD
16 Common Road, Bradford, BD12 0SD (01274 413132)
L.O.W Private Hire
Common Road, Bradford
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Reported by: Maryam Khan (MYLUK-S Area Executive for Bradford)
Edited by: Misbah Wahid (MYLUK-S General Secretary)