Press Release 14th January 2019

UK Education & Faith Foundation (UKEFF) Celebrate 5 years as a registered charity, On Sunday the 13th January 2019, UKEFF Celebrated their 5th anniversary of becoming a charitable organisation.

UKEFF primarily address the needs of the needy, vulnerable and homeless in Oldham and operate the Oldham Food Aid Hub in partnership with The Unitarian Church on King Street in the town centre every single Monday between 10:30am till 1:30am, but UKEFF’s work does not stop there, in fact UKEFF’s dedicated volunteers all work around the clock to meet the needs of the people who require their assistance throughout the week.

The celebration has had a huge turnout including esteemed guests of the Oldham Leadership, MP Jim McMahon, Cllr Javid Iqbal (Mayor of Oldham) Cllr Shaid Mushtaq Cllr Arooj Shah, also well attended by all the Community with representations from Oldham Parish Church, Street Angels, Oldham Food Bank, If Oldham, Hey With Zion (Lees) Darul Hadith Latifiya (Coppice), Oldham Mosque Council, Oldham Interfaith Forum were amongst the many that attended.

UKEFF have been humbled by the amount of supporting messages that they have had from well-wishers and sponsors.  The celebration included a few addresses by the Founders of UKEFF, the Minister of The Oldham Unitarian Church and The Chair of The Unitarian Church Oldham. MP Jim McMahon and the Mayor of Oldham both highlighted that UKEFF have definitely gone over and beyond any expectations within a short few years.

UKEFF also had a full on awards ceremony to recognise all their supporters, well-wishers, donors and Volunteers that have all made this possible, some of the people that have used the service in the past came to the program and expressed gratitude and support for UKEFF and called them “the family we needed when all other doors closed on us”.

UKEFF’s Co-Founder Nasim Ashraf Highlighted in their presentation that they are funded by the local community & local businesses and require your continuous support as we can achieve much more when we unite, than we can achieve when we sit divided, “What we do today, others will do tomorrow”

Whilst they were saddened by the increasing numbers of people who needed the service and the unprecedented stats that were presented, they are hopeful that if we all work together to serve humanity we can achieve a much needed and lasting change.

If you would like to get involved with UKEFF please contact them on enquiries@ukeff.org or visit the website on ukeff.org today.

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