A BRADFORD charity is celebrating 25 years of working with the Church of England to support disadvantaged communities.

The QED Foundation works on behalf of disadvantaged ethnic minority communities in the UK and is strengthening its work in Bradford as part of their celebrations.

Its founder, Dr Mohammed Ali OBE is on the board of governors of a Church of England foundation university.

Professor Karen Stanton, vice chancellor of York St John University, said: “Over the past year the two organisations have developed a fruitful partnership with a focus on improving access to students from more diverse backgrounds.

“'Work is now under way to develop stronger links with schools in the Bradford region.”

The previous Bishop of Bradford David Smith visited a QED Foundation computer training course aimed at helping people into further education, training and employment.

Rev Smith describes QED Foundation as one of the best projects he came across.

Dr Toby Howarth, who succeeded to the office in 2014, also expressed his support after visiting the charity.

The QED foundation promotes a positive image of Britain’s ethnic minority groups and celebrates their successes.