Family festival raises £77,000 for community centre and Islamic Academy


A family festival held in Preston raised a staggering £77,001 towards a major mosque project.

The JA Family Frestival aimed to bring communities together post Covid restrictions.

Money raised will go towards the Jamea Construction Project which aims to develop the Jamea Madressa and community centre on Clarenden Street.

The Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal was joined by memebrs of Lancashire Constabulary, Cumbria Police Constabulary and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

A spokesperson for the festival said: “The location of the venue had to be changed 72 hours before the event due to inclement weather, however, the challenge was embraced by the team.  A dedicated team was setup to clear and prepare a new site within two days; a ‘mission impossible’ was achieved.

The spokesperson said: “On the day the event attracted 1700+ customers, over 30 food and merchandise stalls in attendance, 12  attractions to thrill everyone, and we raised £77,001.00. A day everyone will remember fondly.

“The phenomenal success of JA Family Festival is a reflection of team work by our volunteers and desires to bring the pan Lancashire community together.”

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Volunteers who worked to help put on the event

Organisers added: “We want to thank everyone who made this event a success.  We fulfilled more than our aims and objectives. The community are already asking when the next event will be delivered by us for our community. Plans are well underway for future events.

“This project couldn’t have been as successful without our sponsors, Primero, Billionaire Juice, Haute Dolce, Chaiiwala, iSoul, AYP healthcare, Digital Flames, AY traders, Baker Hardman solicitors, AYB Law, Bukhara, Grillaz, Mr BBQ, Advent Print, Kalco Kidz.”

If you would like to contact the JA Events team please do so via: @jafamilyevents (insta) or click here

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