Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association (AMWA) Slough, celebrated their Centenary last Saturday, October 8.

The group, which was established in 1922, marked their 100 years by celebrating at Weekes Drive Community Centre in Slough.

A turnout of 90 members of the women’s community and 20 guests took part in the celebrations, which consisted of two presentations and displays of art focused on women.

Presentations given to guests discussed the purpose of AMWA and their local Community Welfare and Support Initiative in Slough.

The primary focus of the group is to prepare and provide meals for the homeless, raise funds for local charities, and support the local elderly and vulnerable.

Over the past three years, the AMWA has donated over 8,000 food items to the vulnerable, including to Ukrainian refugees here and in Poland.

Rabia Amar, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association Slough, said: "The event was an exceptionally joyous day full of celebration and gratefulness to God for enabling us to mark this historic occasion.

“We are fortunate to be able to serve the local residents of Slough and will continue to do our utmost to help those in need during these difficult times.”

The group also delivers gifts to the children’s ward at Wexham Park Hospital, raises money in the local supermarkets for the annual poppy appeal and participates in the yearly Remembrance Sunday parades.

Amongst the displays at the event were art pieces designed by members and authentic foods such as homemade samosas, pakoras and a decorated Centenary cake.