A grand effort from everyone at Birkby
A BIRKBY mosque has raised more than a thousand pounds to help those living with poverty in Huddersfield.
Markazi Jamia Mosque & Islamic Centre, based in Halifax Old Road, collected £1,270 for The Welcome Centre which provides practical, short-term support to help local people who are in crisis.
The much needed cash donation will go to buy basic essentials such as food, toiletries, household items and bedding. Andrew Tomlinson visited the mosque recently to collect a cheque.
Sharafat Ali, a mosque trustee, said: “We hope our donation goes some way to help The Welcome Centre to stock up so it can deliver vital services to those living in Huddersfield in need.”
The Markazi Jamia Mosque & Islamic Centre also recently collected around £8,000 to help the Rohingya Community effected by the violence in Burma.
They are also regular donators to the following charities: Kirkwood Hospice, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Macmillan.