MORE than 250 people descended on Whitby Hall and Park in Ellesmere Port to celebrate a Muslim festival aimed at 'fostering unity'.

Organisers said they were delighted with the turnout for ‘Eid @ the Park’ on Sunday, September 2, which boasted family-friendly activities, delicious food stalls, a fashion show and exhibition.

Eid ul Adha is known as the Festival of Sacrifice and is celebrated by Muslims across Cheshire and the whole world.

The event was organised by the Eid Team which this year consisted of West Cheshire Multicultural Women's Group, Action Transport Theatre, Falafel Xpress and members of the local Muslim community.

Guests included MP Justin Madders, Cllr Nicole Meardon from Cheshire West and Chester Council, and Deputy Lord Mayor Paul Donovan.

A spokesman for The Eid Team said on the day: "Our vision is through festivity let's foster unity. Today really demonstrated that. It was certainly a great day enjoyed by all.

“We are simply delighted at the number of local residents that have taken part. If anyone would like to take part in next year's event email"