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Generous Bangladeshi business and community leaders from Bradford give boost to Lord Mayor’s charities

Businessmen from the Bangladeshi community in Bradford and Keighley came together to donate much-needed funds to the Lord Mayor's two chosen charities, Marie Curie and Bradford Community Kitchen.

Keighley and Bradford’s generous Bangladeshi business and community leaders have given a welcome boost to the local charities adopted this year by the Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Shabir Hussain.

Dr Manoj Joshi DL, Chairman of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2021/22 organised the official reception with Councillor Ashraf Miah and Fulzar Ahmed on Thursday 21 October at The Lord Mayor’s Office, City Hall.

After hearing the good work of both charities the group handed over a cheque for £1,000. They also committed to supporting Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2021/22.

The Lord Mayor presented Certificate of Appreciation to Cllr Ashraf Miah, Fulzar Ahmed, Azad Uddin, Anwar Ali, Mastab Ali, Ala Uddin, Syed Md Anwar Hussain, Shamim Ahmed, Ruhel Miah, Ismail Ali Shabul, Ansar Ali and Shahab Uddin for their kind donation.

Cllr Ashraf Miah & Fulzar Ahmed presented the cheque, said: “It is fantastic to see Bangladeshi businessmen from both Bradford & Keighley coming forward to support the Lord Mayor’s Appeal”.

The Lord Mayor said: “I am extremely grateful to the businessmen who attended, an event such as this speaks volumes about the efforts of our business community and the commitment they have to good causes.

“Although they are extremely busy people, their support and generous donation will make a difference to charities that do so much to improve the lives of people in our community.”

The Lord Mayor’s chosen charities this year are Marie Curie Hospice and Bradford Community Kitchen.

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity. It provides frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement. The hospice offers the reassurance of specialist care and support, in a friendly, welcoming environment, for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.

Bradford Community Kitchen feeds homeless and vulnerable people. Targeting those who might not feel able to make use of other food banks, including refugees and asylum seekers. Many are referred by social workers, doulas and other community workers, who know and trust this charity. They are now delivering up to 100 food boxes a week.

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