Breaking the fast together

2018-06-05 06:01
More than 3000 people attended the event on Wednesday night.PHOTOS: aishah cassiem

More than 3000 people attended the event on Wednesday night.PHOTOS: aishah cassiem

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More than 3000 people made their way to the local neighbourhood on Wednesday night for the annual Checkout Iftar Programme. The event was attended by both Muslim and non-Muslim residents from across the Cape Flats, with the intention of spending iftar with those in need.

Locals from nearby informal settlements in the area also enjoyed the breaking of fast on the day.

“We came all the way from Pook se Bos informal settlement in Rylands. We attend this event every year. It is really a help for the poor who can’t afford breaking their fast during the month of Ramadan. We thank the organisers for the delicious meals provided,” said Tasneem Abdurrahman, who joined with her family of 15.

Guests were served a variety of goodies including a starter, main meal and dessert, and remaining food was distributed to those in need, after the event.

Aneesa Paulsen from Checkout head offices in Durban, who flew in to attend the feeding programme, says the project is Checkout’s way of giving back to the community during the holy month of Ramadan­.

“The number of participants has increased tremendously since last year. We herewith want to thank our loyal customers at our Athlone branch for their continuous support, and to the suppliers, staff and volunteers who made the function a success. We will continue to uphold our pledge of quality, service and savings,” says Paulsen.

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