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Eid gifts for young people in care

Lutonians come together to support young people in care

Eid-Ul-Adha is a celebration which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, whereby gifts are commonly exchanged between family members, friends and particularly children. As we spend the day of Eid celebrating with family and friends, it is important to remember others who don’t share this experience.

Working in partnership with Luton Borough Council and members of the local community, Discover Islam organises a fundraising appeal during Ramadan to purchase gifts for local children & young people in foster care. Through the generous support of our local community, we raise more than £2,000 annually, so young people in care are engaged and can enjoy this social event.

The number of children in the Public Care System in England and Wales reached 72,670 in the 12 months to March 2017, marking the biggest annual surge of children in care in 7 years, with this figure expected to continually rise over the coming years. A large number of local children in care are Muslim.