Clitheroe Mosque volunteers hand out 400 food parcels to elderly and needy residents

Big-hearted volunteers from Clitheroe Mosque have been handing out essential food packages to the elderly and vulnerable in the local community during the month of Ramadan.

Monday, 18th May 2020, 1:00 pm
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 1:02 pm

400 parcels were taken to different locations around the town including Pendle Road, Bolland Prospect and Castleford by around 30 volunteers, including Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.

A spokesman for Clitheroe Mosque - The Mount said: "Thanks to everyone for their donations and thank you for your kind words of appreciation. We have received so many phone calls and messages of thanks. We feel honoured and duty bound to serve the community in these difficult times. None of us will be feeling comfortable about life as it currently is, but we can try and make it a little bit better for each other in lots of ways. Stay safe and stay blessed."

In addition to the gift packs, mosque volunteers were able to purchase 300 UHT milk and fruit juice cartons to be delivered to Clitheroe Foodbank thanks to the generosity of the local community who donated towards the deserving cause.

Clitheroe Mosque volunteers ready to do their bit for the community