Bradford: Mosque raises £5,000 for flood victims
The generosity of members of a Bradford mosque has been praised by organisers of flood relief in hard-hit Cumbria.
More than 1,000 Muslims at Thornbury’s Madni Mosque had a whip round and raised £5,000 for people whose homes were flooded.
And £1,000 of this will go to the family of Cumbrian Police Sergeant Bill Barker who died after a bridge where he was diverting traffic collapsed.
The £5,000 cheque was paid through Yorkshire Crescent, a disaster relief organisation set up by Bradford businessmen.
Mr Mughal said: “Money has been given to people outside Britain. This is the first time they have given money to people in Britain. They see this as their country and the people of Cumbria as their people.”
Mosque member Ithsham Tariq said: “The Imam spoke to us and said whenever there’s an international disaster the UK public gives generously, so this was our chance to give something back. Cumbria is a stone’s throw away from Bradford. It’s all so familiar to us.”
Source: Telegraph & Argus