Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Gillingham and London Joins Christmas Relief Effort to Help Stranded Truckers in Kent

More faith groups and community volunteers have come to the aid of truckers in Kent this Christmas.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community was able to deliver 2,000 food and drink items to lorry drivers stuck at Manston yesterday.

Safeer Khan, Imam of Nasir mosque on Richmond Road, Gillingham, had been busy preparing the group’s healthy eating campaign when he learnt of the plight of the truckers.

The religious leader heard how other faith-based organisation and community volunteers were lending their support and decided to step in as well.

“There are a lot of organisations already delivering food so we thought we should do something,” Mr Khan said.

“The community here in Gillingham teamed up with the team in east London to prepare some meals to bring down.

“Some ladies from the community made some sandwiches. It took about two days to prepare and coordinate everything.”