Sadiq Khan MP said,
"Since its inception six years ago, following 7/7, the annual Balham and Tooting Community Association Fun Day has firmly established itself as the key event in bringing together our local community and raising money for many great local causes.
"However this year it represented more than that. Since the tragic murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, just over two weeks ago, it has been more important than ever that our community, religious and political leaders are united in standing up against those promoting hatred and division in our communities.
"This year's Fun Day was a perfect example of this unanimity across faiths in Tooting, with Islamic ethos, Gatton Primary School coming together with St. Augustine's Church, and the Balham and Tooting Community Association, to put on yet another excellent event, jam-packed full of stalls, activities, entertainment and food from across all cultures.
"Through coming together for events like this and celebrating our diversity, we send a strong signal that we are tolerant and respectful of one another, and that here in Tooting we don't put up with discrimination of any form, religious or otherwise. I'm proud to have been part of the Fun Day, because it underpins what is decent about not just our local community here in Tooting, but our fantastic city and country."