Businessmen come to aid of Peterborough homeless

Two more local businessmen have come forward to offer help to Peterborough’s homeless people, who are very much at risk from the COVID-19 epidemic.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 6:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 9:31 am
Shahzad Hamid, who has come forward to help Peterborough's homeless.
Shahzad Hamid, who has come forward to help Peterborough's homeless.

Local charity the Light Project managed to accommodate 60 homeless people in a local hotel, so they had shelter, but director Steve Pettican was looking for help with their other needs - and that help has come from a number of businesses.

Two more offered support this week: first Shaz Hamid, of East Anglia Laundry, in Orton Southgate, offered to wash the clothes for free. Then the proprietor of Madina Grill, in Lincoln Road, Millfield, Mohammed Tariq, has pledged to provide free meals once a week.

Park Ward Councillor Shaz Nawaz said: “It’s good to see Peterborough citizens leading the way in providing for the less fortunate in these difficult times. This is real targeted help where it’s needed.”

Mohammad Tariq who has come forward to help Peterborough's homeless.