Bury St Edmunds Islamic Cultural Organisation holds successful Eid lunch

The Eid Lunch at Southgate Community Centre organised by the Bury ST Edmunds Islamic Cultural Organisation ANL-160108-002825009

The Eid Lunch at Southgate Community Centre organised by the Bury ST Edmunds Islamic Cultural Organisation ANL-160108-002825009

A successful lunch organised for a range of faiths and communities in Bury St Edmunds has marked the end of Ramadan.

The Bury St Edmunds Islamic Cultural Organisation staged the Eid lunch at Southgate Community Centre on Sunday.

The charity, which provides services to the town’s Muslim community, wants to increase its profile and between 70 and 80 people enjoyed the lunch with gifts given to the children.

Accountant Mohamed Ismail, BICO treasurer and spokesman, said: “There are only a small number of us but we represent a lot of diversity.

“We want to show the wider community what we’re about. BICO has been in Bury for around 30 years but a lot of people don’t realise this.”

BICO, which is currently basded on Station Hill, needs to find a new home as the area is schemed for redevelopment.

The organisation wants to raise £200,000 for a new community centre and has set up a website to raise funds.

It is a multi-cultural organisations which works towards serving all communities, working towards ‘social inclusion, education, respect, faith and a tolerant and strong Britain.’

Mr Ismail said BICO wants to set up its own Bury Interfaith Resource group and thanked those who had helped promote the Eid lunch in their community.