Muslim volunteers donate trolley loads of goods to food bank

Ahmadiyya Muslims make donation to Welcome Centre as part of their Christmas campaign

Volunteers from Huddersfield Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) donated more than 100kg of food and essentials to the Welcome Centre.

The volunteers took donations from members before purchasing trolley loads for the food bank on Lord Street.

The donation took place as part of AMYA’s Christmas campaign. In previous years Huddersfield AMYA members have driven isolated people to Christmas Day lunches, donated presents to children in hospital and tidied the streets of Huddersfield town centre after New Year’s Eve.

Huddersfield AMYA youth leader Sikander Mahmood said: “Young Ahmadi Muslims have been raising money to enable them to donate food to the Welcome Centre on December 19 to try and make a difference to the lives of so many people who are in crisis.

“The youth have themselves been making donations and shopping for the food and essential items. This is a great opportunity for us to fulfil our Islamic duty of serving the needy and the poor and to follow in the examples of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).”

The association will also be visiting care homes in the New Year and delivering toys for children in hospital.

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