The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association South London (AMYA) is hosting a charity football tournament this Sunday (April 14th) to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis Croydon.
Called the AMYA Friendship Cup, the tournament will take place at the Oasis Academy in Shirley.
So far, teams from the local police force and fire brigade have agreed to take part as well as a number of businesses and representatives from local religious organisations.
Mubarak Shams, regional head of the AMYA Croydon comma told YourLocalGuardian.co.uk that he hopes the diverse communities of Croydon will see the tournament as way of coming together under one banner of "mutual friendship and love".
He added: "The event, a first for Croydon, will be a friends and family gathering where everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the day, but, most importantly, raise much needed money for an incredibly worthy cause."
According to the NHS, multiple sclerosis currently affects around 100,000 people in the UK.
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