Hundreds of goody bags were handed out to passers-by outside Chalvey Supermarket on Saturday to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad at the weekend.

Youngsters from the Al-Quaim Centre, in Montrose Avenue, were among a team of around eight volunteers who gave out bags containing bottles of water, biscuits, sweets, cakes and other sweet treats to mark Eid Milad-Un-Nabi on Saturday.

They packed around 500 bags before setting up outside the supermarket, in Chalvey Road West.

Organiser Iqbal Abdeali said: “We managed to distribute all 500 bags within five hours.

“It was a fun community event. The idea was to bring the community together and make other communities aware of our Prophet’s birth.

“It was wonderful. People were happy to receive the bags and learn more about it.

“We had a very good response from people from all walks of life. We made sure it was a broad spectrum of people that we were speaking to.”

Slough mayor Paul Sohal also joined in the event, as well as community officers from Thames Valley Police.