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More than 350 families helped by Woking mosque volunteers during coronavirus crisis

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More than 350 families helped by Woking mosque volunteers during coronavirus crisis

Published by Lettie Buxton at 6:00am 22nd April 2020. (Updated at 6:40am 22nd April 2020)

Food packages are being delivered to those in need in Woking during the coronavirus outbreak, thanks to volunteers at the Shah Jahan Mosque.

They have been supporting vulnerable people and low-income families who are self-isolating by handing out essential food and hygiene items, medical aid and talking to those who may be lonely during the lockdown.

Since the initiative started on 19 March, more than 350 families have been helped.

The volunteers now hope to continue the project for as long as possible, including after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Woking mosque donations

Mohammad Habib, manager at the Woking mosque, said it is a joint effort:

"Everybody's come together during a time where the mindset of a lot of people is quite negative given the current scenario.

"But, I think this has brought about hope and everybody's come together regardless of faith and background purely for the sake of serving humanity.

"A lot of people don't have family and friends, and would feel quite scared and lonely during this time.

"We want those people to know there are people here to help.

"All you need to do is reach out to us and we will try our best to make you feel comfortable, and to make you feel that you are loved and cared about in society."

Woking mosque donations

Anybody who is in need of support, of knows of somebody who needs help, should email office@shahjahanmosque.org.uk or call 07928 539061.