Cleethorpes Bangladeshi Cultural Society invited members of the wider Cleethorpes Community to join in as they celebrated Ramadan

On Monday 13th May 2019 the Cleethorpes Bangladeshi Cultural Society invited members of the wider Cleethorpes Community to join in with them as they celebrated Ramadan and breaking the fast in the evening.


Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which the Islamic population take part in strict fasting from dawn to sunset. Those who take part must be of good health and children do not have to fast but can start when they reach puberty.


Bashir Miah Chairman of the Bangladeshi Cultural Society and Mosque said “We are very proud to be part of the Cleethorpes Community and wanted to share part of our month-long event with those who contribute so much to our community. Ramadan is a time of year when we, as Muslims, think about those who contribute so much to our community; those less fortunate and reflect on the challenges in our society and the wider world.”


The Chairman of Cleethorpes Community Sport and Education at The Trin Centre Matthew Brown stated “We at CCSE were delighted to meet with wider community members during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. We were truly humbled by the welcome received and it allowed us to come together as one Cleethorpes community to give thanks to those who give so much time, skill and passion in our borough. As a Charity we were grateful to the Muslim community in North East Lincolnshire for their generous donation when we were establishing the charity and an invitation to this event further strengthened our relationship which we hole to reinforce over the coming years with the whole community of Cleethorpes regardless of faith, race or sexual orientation.”


Cllr Bob Callison (Conservative, Croft Baker) added “It was a pleasure for myself and Cllr Freeston to be invited to break fast during Ramadan with the Bangladeshi Cultural Society and Mosque. We would like to thank them for their generosity. It is engaging with residents which makes our position worthwhile. I love to attend events within the community and get to the heart of the action, meeting new people and learning new things.”


Samuel Alom (6 years old) believed it was wonderful to meet so many people. He said “It was great to meet so many people and to share food with everyone. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and speaking about what everyone did.”


Cllr Oliver Freeston (Conservative, Croft Baker) further added “It was very gracious of the Inman and the Chairman to invite us to breaking fast with them and the members of the Cleethorpes Bangladeshi community. It was delightful to share a meal with them. Myself and Cllr Callison look forward to working closely with them and the wider Croft Baker Community to make the area an even better place to live and work for everyone.”

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