EX-EASTENDER Nina Wadia has helped to celebrate the ninth anniversary of a women's group which has raised £25,000 for an Isleworth cancer charity.
The actress, who played Zainab Masood in the long-running BBC soap, joined members of Trinjan for a party at the Mulberry Centre, which supports those affected by cancer on April 25.
The social group was set up in April 2004 by Mohinder Dosanjh to empower women by helping them find work, stay healthy and most importantly raise money for good causes.
Over the years, members have written and acted in a play at Brentford's Watermans Arts Centre, put on a fashion show and organised numerous dinner and dance events to raise £25,000 for the Mulberry Centre.
Mohinder was inspired to support the charity, based in the grounds of West Middlesex Hospital, after being diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after turning 50. The 61-year-old mother-of-two benefited from counselling and reflexology provided there while she recovered from the disease, and she wanted to show her gratitude.
"The Mulberry Centre really helped me and I felt it was important other women like me should know about and be able to use its services," she said.
Members of Trinjan, which is open to women of all ages, meet on the last Wednesday of each month, from 7.30-9.30pm. For more about the group, and how to get involved, visit www.trinjan.co.uk