Keighley councillor's praise for help for Syrian refugees

Coun Abid Hussain

Coun Abid Hussain

First published in News

A Keighley councillor has praised townspeople for their generosity in giving aid for Syrian refugees.

Coun Abid Hussain also paid tribute to members of Keighley project Al-Hikmah who collected the much-needed items.

Al-Hikmah volunteers set off last week from their Utley base with the first consignment of boxes for the conflict zone.

Coun Hussain, who represents Keighley Central ward on Bradford Council, went along to watch hundreds of boxes being loaded by more than 40 young people.

He said: “It was amazing. I’ve never seen anything like this in 45 years in Keighley.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree