SCLT Travel to Cardiff to Join Friends for Eid Celebration
Members of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team (SCLT) travelled to Cardiff on Sunday 10th August to join members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community and other invited guests to celebrate the festival of Eid with a reception and traditional cultural lunch at the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya charity in Llanishen, Cardiff.
After all the guests were greeted by their hosts, the reception was followed by a number of speeches by prominent members of the local community, including; the mayors of Newport and Caldicot, a number of leading Members of the Welsh Assembly Government along with principal guest, Lord Nick Bourne, former member of the Welsh Assembly and now Conservative member of the House of Lords.
Giving a speech on behalf of the SCLT Charity, Chair of Trustees Ash Jones said, "The SCLT have been honoured to have received a financial benefaction from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Charity which has allowed us to set up a new Public Safety Presentation Team in Wales, for which we are very grateful. We have been privilaged to see the great work done in the community by our Muslim friends, and we now feel very much part of the wider Ahmadiyya community"
During dinner, there was ample opportunity for the attendees to chat and discuss the remarkable achievements of the Ahmadiyya Muslim charity.
Jon Williams is the Wales Area Manager for SCLT Operations, he commented, "I had the singular pleasure of participating in this year's annual Charity Walk for Peace, which is the annual event organised by the Ahmadiyya community to raise funds for their charity endowments. This year, over £300,000 was raised by the community for good causes in the UK. A staggering amount which will help so many charities achieve so much within the UK and overseas. We are delighted to be associated with with the Ahmadiyya community and look forward to joining them for many events in the future"
Roger Ibrahim is the Manager of the SCLT Minority Outreach Team and concentrates his volunteering efforts on spreading the SCLT senior safety message to members of minority communities who, for a variety of social or cultural reasons, may not have access to many statutory or voluntary services, he said "Today has been a great opportunity for me to meet many new friends and make contacts with groups who may benefit from the services of our Public Presentation Team. We have already taken some bookings during this event and look forward to many more in the future"