More than 300 people attended the RSFI Iftar Event at Royal Grammar School.
Right Start Foundation International’s (RSFI) iftar event at Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe was a huge success with more than 300 people in attendance.
It was a unique opportunity for the community to come together and share the experience of joining Muslims in breaking their fast. Pupils and their families came together with school staff, peers and community leaders such as the local imam, the region MP as well as the Mayor.
Dr Sami Ahmed, CEO of Right Start Foundation International, said: “We are so pleased that the event was even bigger and better than last year! The larger turnout this year shows that there is a demand for events which help to unite the community and we hope to continue delivering more in the future.”
Sadia Hussein, community member, attended the event, she said: “It was really nice to see the community come together. People who didn’t even know each other, came together and shared a meal”.
The attendees enjoyed a series of talks from the local imam, school pupils, senior member of school staff and RSFI trustee, Ahmed Ghoneim, who announced RSFI’s newest project. ‘Eat. Feed. Gift. Repeat.’ Which combines the joy of eating a meal with the duty of helping others. With every meal in this initiative, a portion is donated to help feed others who are less fortunate and a third portion is sent to cheer others around any celebration or festive occasion like Eid.
Feedback from the event was fantastic with attendees commenting that the event allowed people to view Muslims in a softer light, it encouraged community feel and people looked forward to the event each year.
Right Start Foundation International is a UK Registered Charity which has been delivering development activities in the UK and abroad for more than 15 years, primarily promoting harmony and inclusion.