Iftar meal feast celebrates the end of Ramadan fasting

Earlier this week, Hassan and Deriya, owners of Coffee & Durum invited the Ponsonby News team along with other local residents to enjoy an Iftar meal feast to celebrate the end of the fasting Ramadan day.

This year, they asked guests to make a $20 donation as Hassan and Deriya wanted to donate to the Auckland Women’s Refuge based in Grey Lynn. Charitable donations are also part of the Ramadan tradition in Turkey.

As Hassan told us, "We would like to thank you the locals for the great contribution to our fundraising iftar dinners. Ramadan is now over and it was a great chance to meet all lovely people around us and have a chat.

"We have hosted 56 guests over six nights of dinners and we raised $1185 for the Auckland Women’s Refuge."

COFFEE & DURUM, 2a Hakanoa Street, M: 021 232 7579, www.coffeedurum.com