Sheffield centre marks silver jubilee

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Sheffield’s Pakistan Muslim Centre has celebrated 25 years of being at the heart of its community.

Representatives from the centre, on Woodbourn Road, were invited to a special reception in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour to mark the milestone.

Among Lord Mayor Coun Vickie Priestley’s guests were Pakistan Muslim Centre Sheffield chairman Muhammed Ali and the whole board of directors.

The evening’s festivities included a cake cutting ceremony, and Mr Ali was presented with a trophy to mark the occasion.

Speaking at the event, he said: “Community centres play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining community harmony and cohesion.

“This achievement speaks volumes in terms of endorsing Sheffield as a city that embraces cultures from all over the world.”

The Pakistan Muslim Centre was established in 1989 when the current building was allocated to the centre by the council.

It aims to provide services to the whole of Sheffield and its surrounding area, regardless of ethnicity, culture, religion, sexuality, age or background.