Chadwick Lawrence, a leading law firm in Yorkshire, recently held their first-ever Charity Iftar event on 13 April 2023 to promote diversity, inclusivity, and different faiths and cultures. The event, which was held at the Madisson in Bradford, brought together many businesses and individuals to support the victims of the Turkey and Syria earthquake disasters.

The event was attended by notable personalities such as Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Mark Roberts, the Chair of Leeds City Region LEP Board, Eleanor Temple, Barrister of Kings Chambers, Graham Temple, a dental surgeon who recently visited Turkey, and Asma Iqbal, Partner at Chadwick Lawrence.

Asma, in her opening speech, highlighted the significance of the event, which marked the convergence of three Abrahamic religious events, namely Ramadan, Easter, and Passover, after over 30 years. She emphasised the need for greater awareness and understanding of other faiths, cultures, and traditions to promote tolerance and acceptance in society. She also thanked the businesses and individuals who came together to support the charitable cause.

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire, thanked the business community for their commitment to charity and community work, which she said was an essential part of Ramadan. She expressed her pride in the diversity and inclusivity of the West Yorkshire business community and promised to put equality, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of everything she does.

Mark Roberts, commended the West Yorkshire business community for their engagement and diversity. He called for more awareness of the business support available to entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses.

The event, which was also attended by MPs, Deputy Lieutenants, Judges, other Chadwick Lawrence lawyers, members of The West Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce BAME Committee, The Yorkshire Asian Business Association, The Pakistan Society, all coming together to raise awareness and funds for the Turkey and Syria Earthquake Disaster, which has affected many people. It was a testament to the power of diversity, inclusivity, and community in promoting positive change in society.

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