The Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband and the Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan were the keynote speakers at a VIP dinner held at Church House Conference Centre.

Hosted by Islamic Relief, the UK’s biggest Muslim charity, the dinner celebrated the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the launch of the charity’s War on Hunger campaign, aimed at urging people to look beyond the politics of war and terrorism and support its life changing work in countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East.

Guests at the event included a host of parliamentarians, ambassadors, Muslim community leaders, business professionals and high-profile personalities.

“We are delighted to have such an illustrious group of speakers joining us to welcome Ramadan and hear about our campaign,” said Jehangir Malik, UK director of Islamic Relief.

At the event Ed Miliband said, “I want to congratulate Islamic Relief on its campaign on the War on Hunger. It’s an important campaign because it looks beyond conflict – whether it’s in Syria or in Afghanistan or elsewhere – and it asks the question that all right-minded people would ask, which is: ‘What can we do to make a difference to the most vulnerable people in this country?”

Church House Conference Centre, a Grade II listed building, has 19 spacious and diverse rooms, which can accommodate a wide variety of events, making it one of the city’s most versatile venues.