British Pakistani Christian Association collaborated with Ilford High Road Baptist Church, Palm Tree Ministries and the East Ilford Betterment Partnership to organise a Royal wedding event to inspire the diverse communities in Redbridge and create some community cohesion.
During our event we held a royal wedding meal on the first date which was held on the Monday after the wedding, then throughout the week we held a friendship centre where people came to share some tea, coffee, cake and conversation. From the Saturday through to Bank Holiday Monday the event contained a bouncy castle, henna painting and art workshops for the numerous children starting off on their half-term holidays.
On Sunday through to bank holiday Monday with the help of Dr Hudson an accomplished biochemist who is responsible for the discovery of 8 compounds helped with organising a free chemistry event during which local children learnt how to make slime of varying colours.
The event became very rewarding as many people with emotional issues came to meet with the High Road Baptist Church counsellors every day. Some of them have even attended church services since the event inspired by the Gospel message of hope that was shared with them.
The friendship centre
Over 150 people left their emails with the EIBP or High Road Baptist Church in their desire to be informed about future events.
During the event EIBP ran a free art workshop from which royal wedding themed images will be displayed in Redbridge Central Library. A Royal wedding card was also signed by hundreds of local people which will be sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.