THE MUSLIM Women’s Council has celebrated eight years of its initiative, Curry Circle.

The scheme, which started in December 2013, offers a hot two-course meal for people who are homeless or struggling to feed themselves.

During a special session held on Thursday, December 23, the Bishop of Bradford Toby Howarth helped to distribute the take-out meals, winter accessories and Christmas treats to over 120 service users.

Donations had been made by SaveCo Bradford, Islamic Relief, B & M Stores and Teal Compliance Limited.

Together with its catering partner MyLahore Bradford, Muslim Women’s Council has proudly provided over 56,000 meals since the project was established.

Since March 2020, the sessions have been changed to a hot meal take-out service from the Manningham Library, from 4pm to 6pm on Thursdays. 

The Revd Dr Toby Howarth said “Week in, week out, come rain or shine, the Curry Circle is meeting with people to offer food and a friendly chat.

“We are so proud of all that the Curry Circle team do."

Bana Gora, Chief Executive Officer of the MWC, said: “We thank all our volunteers and supporters, especially our catering partner MyLahore and our donors, for helping us distribute food, much-needed winter accessories & gifts at such a special time of year.”