To celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, the Wales Water branch of UNISON is sponsoring an Iftar meal tomorrow (Wednesday 13 April) at 8pm for around 200 members of the Al-Ikhlas Mosque in the Cardiff community of Adamsdown.
Iftar is the evening meal, often taken as a community, that breaks the fast of Muslim people who are observing Ramadan,
UNISON’s £500 contribution will allow the centre to feed hundreds of local residents including many refugees and asylum seekers during Ramadan. The sponsorship comes as part of the Branch’s commitment to community-focused equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Nkechi Allen Dawson, UNISON Wales Water member said,
“Ramadan is a time of giving, generosity, compassion and tolerance. We are proud to know that our partnership with Al-Ikhlas Centre is helping the community break their fast with a good meal while also providing refugees and asylum seekers with vital services they need, and to aid them to build new futures here in Wales.”
Nkechi Allen Dawson, UNISON Wales Water member
Samina Khan, Equality Diversity and Community Development Manager at Cardiff and Vale College helped facilitate the partnership. Ms Khan said, “Ramadan is foremost considered the month of mercy and forgiveness as well as the month of charity and feeding the poor and service to the community is seen as the highest of virtues.”
The Wales Water UNISON branch represents hundreds of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water workers across Wales.
Notes for editors
- As the UK’s largest union, serving more than 1.3 million members providing continuous support to the community, UNISON places social responsibility at the top of its priorities. This is reflected through its commitment to achieving equality in our workplaces, in our union and across society.
Alastair Gittins, UNISON Cymru Wales 07816 53 83 97