Madina Mosque helping the homeless cope with the big freeze

Date published: 18 December 2017

UKIM Madina Mosque, Newbold, has raised over £500 as part of an iCare fundraiser and is distributing 'Cold Survival Kits' to provide respite for the homeless sleeping rough this winter.

Amir Zia, mosque chairman, said: “We are proud to be working together to support projects and charities which benefit local people.

"17 survival kits are being distributed across Rochdale over the winter period. We need to ensure we do all we can to help those in need.”

Irman Tariq, head of iCare, said: “It is incredibly inspiring to see the Rochdale mosque come together in partnership and get involved to help those that are less fortunate in their locality.”

As part of a another iCare project, the mosque runs a food hub on the last Sunday of each month, providing food to the homeless, destitute and those struggling in the community.

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