Altrincham Interfaith Group’s shared meal success

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ONCE again, Altrincham Interfaith Group showed that it is possible for people of many faiths to get together, share food and have a really great time.

On Saturday,February 11, around 150 people enjoyed the Annual Shared Meal at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys.

The evening was led by Gordon Levy, chairman of Altrincham Interfaith Group, with guest speaker the Mayor of the Borough of Trafford, Councillor Judith Lloyd, who was accompanied by the Mayoress, Noelle Ryder.

Representing Trafford Police was Inspector Faz Naman and his partner Ann Cooper-Poole. The Mayor addressed the group, saying that the best way to break down barriers was by listening and talking to each other, and that the work of Altrincham Interfaith Group needed to be replicated across Trafford.

Interfaith teaches us that we are all brothers and sisters, we are all linked together, and she thanked the group for all that it does.

People shared Kosher food prepared by the Jewish community, curries from the Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association, vegetarian dishes prepared by Hindus, a delicious selection of samosas from the Ahmadiyya community, topped off by a vast selection of fantastic desserts prepared by the Christian and Unitarian churches in the area.

Carolyn Jones, the honorary secretary of Altrincham Interfaith Group, said: “In this time of division and hate across the world, it was very uplifting to see so many people participating in such a united and happy event.”

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