A grand ef­fort from ev­ery­one at Birkby

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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