Appeal to fund Diwali Festival

Diwali celebrations on Cathedral Square last year. EMN-151031-222813009

Diwali celebrations on Cathedral Square last year. EMN-151031-222813009

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A crowdfunding appeal has been set up to raise money to support this year’s Peterborough Diwali festivities.

Diwali, the festival of lights, is marked across the world each autumn with firework displays, prayers, food and celebratory events.

This year’s festival takes place on Saturday 22 October, and to make this year’s event bigger and brighter than before, the Peterborough Diwali committee is appealing for festival supporters to help them reach a target of £5,500.

Ratilal Joshi, chair of the Peterborough Diwali Festival Committee, said: “The festival is seen by thousands of people in Cathedral Square each year.

“The festival celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

“This year we would like to do something extra special in Cathedral Square. To do this we will need the help of festival supporters and the Peterborough public. Any financial support to the crowdfunding you can give, however large or small, will be greatly appreciated and help to make Diwali celebrations more memorable and striking in the years to come.”

To find out more about the appeal and to donate to the crowdfunding appeal visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/peterborough-diwali-festival