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On Sunday 10 June a group of Preston Muslims are taking to the Flag Market to feed the city’s rough sleepers.
From 5pm onwards a free kitchen is being set up.
Famida Member, who is help organise the event, said: “The event will involve a number of individuals voluntarily helping to set up a grand meal for everyone present including the homeless later that evening, whilst collecting as many donations as possible leading up to and including the big day.
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“Personal gain for us stems from currently observing the month of Ramadan – an annual period where Muslims fast, refraining from food and drink allowing ourselves to self-reflect.
“This deprivation enables us to sympathise with those suffering in the world and those impacted, reminding us the blessings of life which we normally take for granted. This perfect time has given us the opportunity for us to all equally work towards a cause which is greatly fulfilling.
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“We are relying on the generosity of individuals and members of our community to achieve our goal. So many have been chairtable to our cause already who we can’t thank enough. Without these donations, serving those in our area would not be possible.
“We hope to receive more donations, where any sort of help is gratefully accepted. We are collecting monetary amounts, food, clothing, toiletries and anything else that will help those in need. We thank everyone in advance for their support and open kindness.”