A mosque in Middlesbrough has opened its doors and brought the homeless community together so they can enjoy Christmas celebrations.

They allowed 40 local people to come in and treated them to a three-course Christmas lunch, gifts and new warm clothing.

Cleveland Fire Brigade turned up and helped supported with the event and issue hats and gloves.

Middlesbrough mosque opens doors to help those in need this Christmas 1

Jamia Masjid Al-Medina Mosque on Waterloo Road was host to the festive feast which was arranged by Nasar Hussain aged 27 and Ryan Prior aged 21 who decided four weeks ago they were going to give something back this Christmas.

They both meet at a business event and decided from there they wanted to do something big to help the community.

They both decided they’d put on a Christmas dinner for those in need this Christmas. A number of local businesses got involved with The Old Mill at Stokesley donating the meat and vegetables and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, The Boro Walkers Association and the Royal Voluntary Service all donated something towards the cost of the event.