Fexco and Western Union light up Diwali for the children

Fexco and Western Union light up Diwali for the children

Western Union’s celebration of Diwali – the Festival of Lights – has become even bigger this year as they host an exciting mix of family entertainment and activities for children. For the fifth year running, Western Union thorough its Authorized Representative in the UK will be joint sponsors of Brent Diwali 2006 on the 14th October, and will also be sponsoring the Diwali celebrations at the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden on 21st and 22nd October 2006, where a hundred thousand people are expected to attend.

The Brent Diwali celebrations kick off on 14th October at 9.00am-2.30pm, where you can see the beautifully created Rangoli designs that have been submitted by the local pupils of Brent as part of the Western Union Rangoli competition. Rangoli’s are colourful, symmetrical designs and pictures that include Gods, Goddess and diwas, created from coloured sand or rice powder to welcome guests into the home. The winning design will be displayed in Ealing Road Library.

The day extends to the annual procession across the streets of Wembley, accompanied by the spectacular decorative floats. Western Union’s own float will be beautifully adorned in honour of the Goddess Lakshmi. The ‘switching on’ of the

The Brent Diwali streetlights will take place on Ealing Road at 6.00pm by The Mayor of Brent and bhangra artist, Jassi Sidhu. The last point of the parade will be Barham Park, where from 7.00pm the music stage will illuminate with an impressive firework display, marking the end of the day’s festivities.

While the adults enjoy the stage entertainment, children can lose themselves in the special festive tent, where Fexco as Authorized Representative of Western Union will host a variety of fun filled activities such as sari and turban tying competitions, percussion workshops, jugglers and lots of entertaining fun and games.

Henk Elzenga, Managing Director, FEXCO MT, Western Union’s UK representative said, “Western Union is proud of our 5th year involvement with Brent Diwali and our association with Neasden Temple. Every year the celebrations grow from strength to strength, and it gives us great pleasure to be such a big part of them.”

Central to Diwali’s ethos of providing charity and service, also participating in the activities in the Children’s Tent will be Children Walking Tall (CWT), a charity organisation set up to help children who live on the streets and slums of India, endeavouring to provide education, medicinal care, shelter and food to severely disadvantaged children.

For more information about Western Union, call free phone 0800 833 833 or log onto www.ukmoneytransfer.com

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