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Mosque opens pensioners’ Halal luncheon club in Brick Lane

PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:44 05 October 2010

A MOSQUE is planning to open a Halal luncheon club for pensioners in East London’s Brick Lane, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

A MOSQUE is planning to open a luncheon club for pensioners in East London’s Brick Lane.

The Jamme Masjid in Spitalfields is one of 16 organisations running or planning to open luncheon clubs for the over 60s in the East End. It is to run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, serving Halal meals.

Bidwan Goswami from Brick Lane Jamme Masjid Trust said: “We hope it will play a role in bringing older people in the community together and give them somewhere to socialise.”

Another East End lunch club opening this week is being run by Bow Community Association.

One of the East End’s oldest clubs has been run by Wapping Community Group for 23 years at Raine House in Raine Street, every weekday from 10am till 2pm, with numbers now swelling to more than 150 a day. Its members also have card sessions, bingo, sewing classes and a TV lounge.


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