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Communities invited to free meal in Eastleigh

A free, communal meal, aimed at fostering strong community ties, is on offer in Eastleigh’s Leigh Road Recreation Ground this Thursday (6 April).

Page last updated at 05 April 2017 at 12:26

Aimed at members of all Eastleigh’s communities – and anyone in need – the meal will be offered from 12 noon to 2pm.

The meal is an initiative by Eastleigh’s Asian Welfare and Cultural Association (AWCA), working with the Eastleigh Gurkha Nepalese Association, Matt Bunday Events and Sanjha Southampton.

Mohammed Mossadaq, a trustee of the AWCA, said: “We believe that communities that share together, grow together. Eastleigh is a great place, and this is our way of sharing with our communities. We do hope that people come and join us, especially those in need.”

Nick Tustian, Chief Executive of Eastleigh Borough Council, said:  “We’re pleased to be supporting this event on the Leigh Road Recreation Ground, which helps build stronger bonds in our communities by bringing people together in the simple act of sharing a meal.”

The initiative is sponsored by Bookers Cash and Carry, Dosanjh Stores, International Foods and Fyffes.

Further information is available from Mohammed Mossadaq on 07870 163464.