Hosted by Islamic Relief, the UK’s biggest Muslim charity, the dinner celebrated the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the launch the charity’s War on Hunger Ramadan campaign, aimed at urging people to look beyond the politics of war and terrorism and support its life changing work in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East.
Guests at the event included a host of parliamentarians, ambassadors, Muslim community leaders, business professionals and high-profile personalities.
We are delighted to have such an illustrious group of speakers joining us to welcome Ramadan and hear about our campaign,” says Jehangir Malik, UK Director of Islamic Relief.
At the event Ed Miliband said: “I want to congratulate Islamic Relief on its campaign on the War on Hunger. It’s an important campaign because it looks beyond conflict – whether it’s in Syria or in Afghanistan or elsewhere – and it asks the question that all right-minded people would ask, which is: ‘What can we do to make a difference to the most vulnerable people in this country?”
General Manager of Church House Conference Centre Robin Parker comments: “Over the years we have hosted a wide range of high profile events at Church House Conference Centre attended by a variety of dignitaries and celebrities. We were delighted to welcome Islamic Relief to our venue and work with their team to deliver such a successful evening. Our unique venue, award winning events team and iconic location close to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, make us a popular choice for large dinners such as those organised by Islamic Relief.
Church House Conference Centre, a Grade II listed building, has 19 spacious and diverse rooms, which can accommodate a wide variety of events, making it one of the city’s most versatile venues.