Hillingdon youth group helps food bank and Ukraine appeals

DURING Ramadan, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association in Royal Lane, Hillingdon launched a food donation drive.

Its target was half a ton for food banks and homeless shelters in the county.

Within three days, it had raised £1,430, from which two-thirds was spent on food for banks in Hillingdon, Harrow and Neasden.

In addition, within hours of an appeal from Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, members responded with charitable items for a refugee camp in Poland.

Items ranging from medical supplies to clothes, blankets and toys were donated.

Saad Haseeb Ahmed and Salman Rashid led the collecting and delivering.