The UK Education and Faith Foundation (UKEFF) – a small local small charity which operates from the Unitarian Chapel in Oldham every Monday – is once again hosting its free Christmas meal offer on Christmas Day.

For the fifth year running, the meal will have the usual trimmings of Christmas turkey, puddings and roast potatoes, as well as a curry and rice option.

As usual the UKEFF team of passionate volunteers –  recently saluted at the House of Lords for becoming the fourth emergency service of Oldham – will be delivering a five-star service to all the people that will be joining them again this year.

Christmas can be a very lonely and cold time for those who reside within the area and have little or nothing to live on.

This year is set to be the worst in the whole of the UK and food banks are struggling to cope with the demands already.

UKEFF already serve anywhere between 70 to 180 people every Monday and do not expect anything less on Christmas day.

If you would like to hang up your stockings and give back some time to the deserving community of Oldham, then please pop along at 11am to the Oldham Unitarian Chapel off King Street roundabout in Oldham.

UKEFF volunteers will only be too happy to help.

Oldham has a huge number of people living below the poverty line.

As Muslims who run the charity, UKEFF volunteers don’t believe their neighbours should be going hungry, let alone homeless.

They make it their mission to help and assist anyone who is needy without the need for a referral.

For more information about what UKEFF does, please visit the website at: ukeff.org or email: enquiries@ukeff.org

Alternatively just pop into the Oldham Food Aid Hub at the Chapel every Monday between 10am and 1pm.