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Muslim community in Leicester donates homeless supplies during Ramadan

24-hours after more than 100,000 Imams urged British Muslims not to fight in Syria, Muslims in Leicester are packing up aid parcels for a local homeless charity as part of Ramadan celebrations.

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Ismaili Muslim community donate supplies for the homeless

People at the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre, in Hamilton in Leicester, were donating food for the homeless during the holy month of Ramadan.

Volunteers, at the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre, donating food for the homeless Credit: ITV News Central

Community leader, Zuli Hassam, explained the project and said:

We are packaging essential items, both food and non-food items, all of which are going into boxes that have been donated by members of our community. Some items have been procured through donations that we have received and this is all an effort that we are engaging in for the month of Ramadan.

Children help pack boxes of food and supplies for the homeless at the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre in Hamilton Credit: ITV News Central

Children were also among those volunteering to pack boxes for the homeless and one young boy said how people were working together:

It's a really good way to bring the community together and everyone's involved so its a really good way for the community to do good things for others too.

Another volunteer, a young girl, said it was great to help others less fortunate:

I thought it was a great cause to be helping others. so it's good to help others that are less fortunate than us. So as you can see everyone's working as a team together, so it's great to be able to help those that don't have stuff that we take for granted.

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