Shah Jahan Mosque Fair Is Better & Bigger Than Ever
An article from The Woking News & Mail on 30 August 2012
Mosque Fair’s Better And Bigger Than Ever
MORE than a thousand visitors from across the borough descended on Woking’s Shah Jahan Mosque on Sunday 26 August 2012 to enjoy all the fun of the annual summer fair.
Among them were Woking MP Jonathan Lord, county councillor Ben Carasco, the mayor and mayoress of Woking Michael Smith and Anne Murray, and councillor for Knaphill, Saj Hussain. Mr Lord said: “Once a year, people from across the community are invited to the mosque fair on Oriental Road. The event is very family orientated and it’s great to see so many cultures coming together.” This year’s theme was Care In The Community and the free NHS health checks were very well received. There were energy-saving stalls and a police presence by way of Community Support Officers Amanda Proctor and Mital Patel. Mr Lord added: “I very much enjoyed the event. There were lots of stalls from a whole spectrum of the community, particularly for charities.” Youngsters enjoyed the many games on offer, such as gladiator fighting. There was face painting and four-year-old Maher Khan, and her three - and-a halfyear- old cousin Umrah Rehma tucked into some of the scrumptious cakes on offer. Henna body art, giant skittles, a footballshootout, slides and a bouncy castle were among the other attractions. Overseeing proceedings, mosque secretary Asad Jamil, said: “We had a great turnout. The mosque is a place for the whole community, a place of British heritage, which puts Woking on the map. “The fair been going for about eight or nine years and it just gets bigger and better. We hope it will be even bigger next year. I’d like to thank chief organiser Zameer Zaman and everyone else who helped.” Mr Lord added: “The sun stayed out too, which was delightful. It’s terrific to have such events for the community.” Figures have yet to be finalised but more than £3,000 was raised, which goes towards the upkeep of the mosque, grounds and halls. The above article was printed on page 11 of the Woking News & Mail on 30 August 2012. To see more pictures of the summer fair please visit the Media section of our website or Click Here to view the pictures on the Woking News & Mail website