Preston North End Community and Education Trust has delivered 1,000 packs of sweets to Deepdale residents as part of this year’s Eid celebrations.Advertisement
Mayor of Preston Councillor David Borrow helped with the deliveries, with traditional South Asian sweets typically enjoyed by the Muslim community being given out along with other treats for children.
The sweet delivery follows the distribution of 3,000 Iftar packs – traditionally used to open the fast each evening and containing fresh water, fruit and dates – throughout the month of Ramadan.
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The Trust has worked on the project in partnership with Preston North End Football Club as well as external partners Preston United, Community Gateway Association, Deepdale Community Association, Deepdale Councillors Bax, Coupland and Natha, Lancashire County Councillor de Molfetta and KGN Food Store.
Head of Community Engagement Rebecca Robertson said: “Our Ramadan project has been an extremely humbling and rewarding initiative and we have been delighted to deliver more than 3,000 Iftar packs with the support of Preston North End and our external partners.
“The project has been incredibly wide-ranging, from working with local businesses, putting the packs together ourselves in our offices, and then going out into the community to deliver the Iftar packs and engage with our local residents in Deepdale, which has been an absolute privilege.
“It has been really important for Preston North End to get involved in this project, from our staff joining in with the fasting to stand in solidarity with those observing the holy month of celebrations, to meeting members of the community living in the immediate vicinity of our stadium.
“We have also visited the Raza Mosque following afternoon prayers every Friday during Ramadan, which has been a fantastic opportunity for us to meet members of the Muslim community and show our support to them while they are fasting, with the goodwill gesture of the Iftar packs.
“We are proud to have delivered more than 3,000 Iftar packs, alongside the additional 1,000 packs of sweets on the final night of deliveries – together with our external partners – and look forward to engaging further with our communities in Deepdale in the near future.”
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For more information about community initiatives, contact the Trust by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01772 693309.
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