THE Muslim community from a Worcester mosque rustled up a delicious curry for 50 homeless people when a hostel kitchen had to close for repairs.

Kind-hearted members of the Worcester Central Mosque in Tallow Hill, helped their neighbours, St Paul’s Hostel, with a donation of a hot food earlier this week.

The kitchen at St Paul’s is undergoing repairs but the community at the mosque made a curry, rice and lentils for 50 people.

Gregg Dobson, the chef and catering manager at St Paul’s said: “The food was fantastic and very popular with people staying with us. Many people wanted seconds.”

Mohammed Iqbal, general secretary at the mosque, said: “We were glad to help when this opportunity arose. Our big thanks go to Yasmin Haris, Naima Akhtar, Naema Suleman and Fozia Shazad, who worked very hard during Ramadan to cook perfect and delicious food.

"We also look forward to any future collaboration between the mosque and hostel.”

A resident, who has been staying at St Paul’s for the last few months wanted to thank the mosque.

They said: “The food was amazing, just fantastic. I really want to thank them for helping us out."