Neeli Mosque help homeless with big freeze

Date published: 30 December 2017

Neeli Mosque in Deeplish is bringing in the New Year by helping the homeless cope with the big freeze.

The Deeplish mosque has been taking part in an iCare fundraiser to distribute 'Cold Survival Kits' to provide some respite for the homeless sleeping rough this winter.

Over £800 was raised as part of a wider appeal across the country, which to date has raised close to £10,000 with over 350 winter survival kits being distributed across the UK.

Imran Ahmed, secretary of the mosque, said: “We are proud to be working together to support projects and charities which benefit local people.

"27 survival kits are being distributed across Rochdale over the winter period and many more across other parts of the country. We need to ensure we do all we can to help those in need.”

Irman Tariq, head of iCare, said: “The iCare Cold Survival Kit project is going to support many homeless people sleeping rough across the UK.

"With 50 UKIM branches participating across the country, 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.”

Both of the UKIM mosques in Rochdale raised enough for 45 kits.  

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