MYL-S Bradford hosted their “Eid Fesitival 2012” at Thornbury Centre on Leeds Old Road on 1st September 2012. It was indeed a fun-packed, successful and busy day for the MYL Sisters. The eagerly awaited“Eid Festival 2012” was promoted as a womens and childrens event only and entailed many acitivities for everyone who attended, the day was aimed to provide fun and interactive activities for the local community as well as raising funds for the various projects MYL-S UK are carrying out accross UK.
The “Eid Festival 2012” lasted from 12pm – 4pm and was graced by the presence of many people accross Bradford, notably that of Father Nick who is the chaplain and priest of Thornbury centre and often also involves himself in charitable and interfaith inititatives. Father Nick attended the event and further praised and commended the work being carried out by MYL-S Bradford. He was extremely pleased to see the local centre full of the Asian community and he made sure to buy some samosas and kebabs for his afternoon tea!
Amongst the many activities present on the day, there was a live naat show which proved to be a great success as many children were eager to read their favourite nasheeds, this was led by MYL-S member Rehana Ilyas who attracted many young children towards the stage with her melodious voice. Donald Duck proved to be the most popular amongst the children; children and adults were given the opporunity to meet Donald Duck personally and also to take a photograph together.
Furthermore, the beauty academy named “Rubys” was present to provide luxury and relaxing beauty treatments for the sisters present, there was also a mehndi stall for women and a stall selling beautiful Hijabs and clothes. Food stalls were also set up and cupcakes were provided by “Lemon Tree Cakery”, mouthwatering snacks at the chocolate fountain were also present and appetizing food such as kebabs, samosas and chaat.
The venue was flooding with people throughout the day and the event was definitly a success. The “Eid Festival 2012” was organised meticulously and and with great effort.
MYL-S Bradford would like to extend their deep gratitude to all of those whom attended and a special thank you goes out to all those volunteers and aunties who helped to make this day the success it was. We would also like to thank the team at Thornbury Centre who were a great help & assisted in every way possible.
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A big congratulation to the whole of the MYL-S Bradford team for organising a fantastic event and raising an impressive amount from MYLUK-Sisters!
Reported by: Misbah Wahid
Edited by: Safyah Akhtar