Old Trafford mosque helping to spread Christmas cheer

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KATE Green, MP for Stretford & Urmston, visited the Faizen-e-Islam mosque in Old Trafford to help prepare food for the hungry over Christmas.

On Christmas Day and Boxing Day the mosque will offer a delicious curry for people who are unable to eat at home.

Last year the mosque provided food to many Trafford residents who were homeless or unable to cook a meal as they were on their own or struggling to make ends meet over the festive season.

Kate was joined at Faizen-e-Islam by Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd.

She said, “I was very please to help members of the mosque prepare meals for local people at Christmas once again.

“We all like to enjoy a meal over the holiday season but unfortunately, as times are really tough for people round here, this isn’t always possible for everyone to do so.

“It’s great that the mosque is providing meals to make sure that people can have a very merry Christmas.”

Shabir Abdul, one of the volunteers, said: “We all know that Christmas and New Year are times of great celebration, but some people may be on their own, homeless or may be struggling to make ends meet.

“We talked about how we could reach out to help them and felt that offering meals was a great way to give people the chance to have a great curry and also to enjoy a bit of conversation – everyone will be welcome.”

Meals will be given out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day between noon and 2pm at Faizen-e-Islam Educational and Cultural Centre, at 235 Ayres Road, Old Trafford.

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