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Barking and Dagenham charities handed part of £1 million donation pot at Britain's largest mosque

PUBLISHED: 19:00 11 December 2018

Cllrs Peter Chand (left) and Eileen Keller. Picture: LBBD

Cllrs Peter Chand (left) and Eileen Keller. Picture: LBBD

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Part of a £1 million donation pot was handed to charities in Barking and Dagenham on Friday at Britain's largest mosque.

More than 550 guests, including MPs, borough mayors and councillors, watched cheques presented to more than 150 UK organisations at the ceremony, held at the Baitul Futuh Complex, Morden.

Dagenham United Charity, who give financial assistance to those in need, received £2,600 with £500 donated to the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham’s charity.

“This was a wonderful event where people from different religions and race come together under one umbrella for a common cause, to help the needy in these difficult times,” said Cllr Peter Chand, chair of Dagenham United Charity.

Funds were raised through a ‘Walk for Peace’ event earlier this year at Windsor Great Park.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association UK sponsored and co-hosted the cheque presentation ceremony.

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