Islamic charities in Leeds work alongside military to help flood victims

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ISLAMIC charities from West Yorkshire are working alongside soldiers to provide aid and assistance to flooded towns and villages in Cumbria that have been affected by Storm Desmond.

Volunteers and military personnel worked in freezing temperatures and rain to clear a playground that was destroyed in last week’s deluge.

In Keswick, soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment have been joined by representatives from Islamic charities all working with civilian aid group Team Rubicon.

Volunteer Imran Bin Abu, from Batley-based One Nation, said: “We came to this country and got fed by the people, now we can go out to feed the people.”

Farook Yunus, from Leeds-based Kumony’all, said: “It has been very rewarding to be able to do something.”