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

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

A volunteer hands out food on the Flag Market


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.


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.

Did you volunteer? Let us know in the comments below

Preston in pictures Autumn steps at Preston DocksWhite rail into the distance at Preston DocksAutumn season at Haslam Park, PrestonFormer Sharoe Green Workhouse and hospitalFormer Sharoe Green Workhouse and hospitalFormer Fulwood Police StaionLancashire Constabulary badgeSadly another business closed View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.