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Food will be shared with homeless in Muslim celebration
Fiona Madden
BBC Blast Reporter

Homeless man
A homeless man receives food in Slough

People from across different faiths in Slough are to join together to share their food with members of the homeless community.

The event, called an "Eid Flashmob", will take place at Salt Hill Park on Saturday.

Eid is the celebration that marks the end of the Ramadan fast for Muslims.

People in Slough helped the homeless at a similar flashmob a fortnight ago during Ramadan.

At the event, a collection raised £150 for Slough's homeless organisation, SHOC (Slough Homeless Our Concern) and was so successful that this weekend's event was planned.

Feeling included

David Carlyle Hall, who attended the previous flashmob event, said: "It was great to be in the middle of the community and feel included."

Sahil Khan, one of the organisers of the event, said: "It was brilliant to see people of all different ages, faiths, races and backgrounds coming together to share a meal with homeless members of the community.

Homeless man is served food
People take part in the Iftar flashmob

"The rain and cold weather just went further to highlight the many hardships that homeless people face on a daily basis."

This weekend's event, Eid with the homeless, will take place at the SHOC centre in Slough at midday, and members of the community are encouraged to go down and share a meal with someone less fortunate.

For people that are unable to make it, there is also the option to drop off food at SHOC between 1100 - 1300 BST.

To find out more information about any of these events go to the Fasting not Feasting website.




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