Muslim women from Preston join North West charity fundraiser

Dozens of Muslim women from Preston joined an annual peace gathering in Manchester last weekend.

The women visited the Dar-ul Aman mosque to celebrate the Ahmadiyya Women’s North West Charity Peace Fair.

Six different charities were showcasing what they do at the event which raised £1,400 for the Make a Wish Foundation, East Lancashire Hospice, NSPCC and the Women’s Aid.

Guest speakers included Kate Green, the MP for Stretford and Urmston.

One of the group making a donation

She said: “It’s a very happy event, it’s lovely to have so many children in the room.

“I know as a Member of Parliament that my own constituency has had support from the local ladies and the charity work they have done.

“We’re very proud to have you as our friends, neighbours and sisters; it’s a great privilege to be with everyone.”

A cheque of £2,000 was presented to Rebecca Bainton, a regional representative of Macmillan Cancer support, from money raised at previous charity events.

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