Wales

Eid party in Cardiff aims to raise £20,000 for floods

Islamic Relief Wales hopes to raise £20,000 for Pakistan flood victims at its annual Eid party in Cardiff.

The event at City Hall, on 19 September includes stalls and performances.

Fatehullah Tahir, of Islamic Relief, said: "Eid is a time of celebration for Muslims around the world, marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting."

He said the aim was to help local Muslims "feel closer to their brothers and sisters around the world, and particularly those in Pakistan. "

Around 2,000 people from the local Muslim community are expected to the event, which continues until 1900 BST.

It includes children's play activities and arts and crafts.

Islamic Relief has so far held five events across Wales to collect money for survivors of the Pakistan floods, raising a total of £300,000.

The charity in the UK has already provided 100,000 people in Pakistan with clean water, food, household sets and hygiene kits.