Feeding the Homeless
Managing Direct Jason Mace received a call from Farooq Aftab who organised the event - Jason Kindly Donated a marquee for the charity event
The Christian and Muslim community joined forces for the first time this Christmas to help the poor and needy. Members of the Huddersfield Methodist Mission and Amadiyyah Muslim community united at the Welcome Centre on Christmas Day to provide food, clothing and tea and coffee to homeless people in Huddersfield. Around 30 people turned up throughout the day, as representatives from both communities were on hand to make soup and pasta, and hot tea and coffee from 1pm to 5.30pm. The visitors also left with hats and gloves, blankets and food parcels to keep them going for the coming days and weeks. Steven Ward of the Methodist Mission, said: “It was a wonderful day and it was so special that the Muslim and Christian communities could come together and do such a great thing for others in Huddersfield who are less fortunate.
“It’s the first time ever we have joined forces and next year will be even bigger.”
Amadiyyah members contacted the Methodist Mission after reading an article in the Examiner. Since then, the communities have held several meetings and have decided to work together in the future to help people in Huddersfield.
Mr Ward said: “It’s a very special moment in the Huddersfield Community and we look forward to meeting again and working together.”
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