Multicultural tea party with a twist

Colette McKeaveney of Age Concern Luton
Colette McKeaveney of Age Concern Luton

A select band of elderly Lutonians are being treated to a typical English tea party – with a twist.

It’s being held at All Saints Church Hall on Thursday, July 10 and service and some Asian food will be provided by students from Al Hikmah School in Bury Park.

This will be followed by a singsong and a chance to get to know each other.

The event is part of an all faith initiative to promote community cohesion and was organised by Age Concern Luton director Colette McKeaveney, Al Hikmah headteacher Ashfaque Chowdhury and All Saints vicar Father David Kesterton,

Colette said: “It was inspired by the idea of getting people together and finding common ground – like caring for your neighbours and the elderly.”

Ashfaque added: “It’s a unique occasion where people who would be unlikely to meet in the community will engage with others of various faiths and indeed no faith as well.”