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Willesden residents celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday

PUBLISHED: 12:30 13 June 2016 | UPDATED: 12:32 13 June 2016

Residents dressed up for the celebrations

Residents dressed up for the celebrations

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A street in Willesden was awashed with the colours red, white and blue yesterday to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Cllr Parvez Ahmed, Mayor of Brent, attended the street partyCllr Parvez Ahmed, Mayor of Brent, attended the street party

Willesden Temple held a colourful street party in Deerhurst Road, which also raised more than £2,000 for Manor School in Kensal Rise which is attended by children with special educational needs.

The morning rain didn’t dampen the spirits as residents enjoyed the party games, face painting, ice cream, lunch and the British themed cup cakes.

Cllr Parvez Ahmed, Mayor of Brent, attended the street partyCllr Parvez Ahmed, Mayor of Brent, attended the street party

The event, which was attended by Cllr Parvez Ahmed, Mayor of Brent, Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council and Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, raised the money for Manor School through a raffle draw with a host of prizes including a 40” TV and a trip to Paris.

Sanjay Khetani, 31, one of the organiser, said: “It was a day to celebrate togetherness, forgetting all our differences and just enjoying each others company, it was lovely seeing the locals and temple community enjoying each others company, this made it a truly memorable fun event.”

The community came out to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthdayThe community came out to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday

Kurji Kerai, a temple committee member, added: “Peace and compassion is at the heart of all we do, it was important that we give something back to our local community which we have been a part of for over 40 years.

“All children are special and should be given all the support they can to thrive, and we are happy to help the school in achieving that, a worthy cause.”

The community came out to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthdayThe community came out to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday


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