Mother of all parties

THERE was no shortage of things to celebrate for a charity that provides support to older Asian people in Manor Park last week.

Ekta, which offers befriending and support services to the elderly and housebound, held an end of year party at the Jack Cornwell Centre to mark Christmas, New Year and Diwali as well as the achievements of its volunteers.

Ramesh Verma, chief executive of Ekta, said: “It was a really good event despite the snow.

“We had 140 people come to celebrate many things all in one go.”

As well as performances, including traditional dance and song, a cake cutting ceremony was held for Ramesh for achieving an MBA at UEL.

Volunteers were also given shawls and cardigans for offering their services to the charity.