East Lancashire Hospice has revealed details of its first ever 'community iftar' event.

The event aims to bring the community together during Ramadan to find out about the hospice and the services it provides to their patients.

The iftar is the evening meal where Muslims open their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

The dinner will take place on Wednesday, March 20, from 6pm to 7.30pm, at East Lancashire Hospice, Park Lee Road, Blackburn.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy food and refreshments while learning more about the hospice's mission and services.  The event is free to attend, and all are welcome.

The hospice said it is proud to be 'celebrating diversity and inclusivity within the community, serving as a testament to the hospice's commitment to providing support and comfort to individuals from all walks of life during challenging times'.

Head of fundraising at East Lancashire Hospice, Leanne Green, said: "We are excited to open our doors to the community for our first-ever Community Iftar event.

"This event symbolises the values of unity and compassion that lie at the heart of our organisation. 

"We look forward to sharing this special evening with our local communities, as we come together to support the invaluable work of East Lancashire Hospice."

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to secure their place at the event by contacting the hospice’s fundraising team - fundraising@eastlancshospice.org.uk or calling 01254 965877.