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Muslim community turn out in force to feed Preston’s homeless

Posted on - 5th August, 2013 - 9:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, News, Preston City Centre

A volunteer hands out food on the Flag Market

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Over 100 volunteers from Preston’s Muslim community came out to help feed the homeless on Saturday night.

The city’s homeless were treated to a feast of samosas, rice, curry and sweets including chocolate cakes and doughnuts.

This is the second time the Flag Market has played host to the event.

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Event Organiser Umar Ayub said: “A massive thank you to everyone who took part; with donations, serving, packing, cleaning and just being there for support. The organisers would also like to particularly thank the sisters, without whom we wouldn’t have been able to make this event such a success.

“It was heartening to see how everyone got stuck in and did their part. There were no groups or organisations involved, just Muslims from Preston who wanted to come down and do their bit in Ramadan.”

Evening party goers also got a taste of the East as they picked up some treats on their way out.

Surplus food was donated to the Fox Street Shelter and the Women’s Refuge.

Organisers plan to continue the event next year.

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