Huddersfield hospice The Kirkwood has launched a Ramadan fundraising campaign.

The holy month of Ramadan has now started and The Kirkwood in Dalton has launched a campaign urging people from all communities to consider donating to the hospice which cares for people either in its buildings or in the community.

Throughout the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world are called upon to engage in acts of charity and generosity. As part of its commitment to this tradition, The Kirkwood is doubling its efforts to showcase the impact its services have on the lives of all those facing a life limiting illness.

The Kirkwood’s fundraising manager, Altaf Hussain, said: “We are excited to launch our Ramadan fundraising campaign which aligns with the core principles of compassion and humanitarianism that define the spirit of Ramadan.

“We believe everyone deserves to experience the blessings of this holy month and through this initiative we aim to provide care and support to those who are living with a life limiting illness, not just at our site in Dalton but in homes right across Kirklees. 

“We believe in the power of collective action and through our campaign we hope to harness the generosity and goodwill of our community and improve the quality of life for those who are facing adversity. 

“This campaign is a testament to the compassion and generosity that defines the spirit of Ramadan and we invite everyone to join us in making a meaningful impact.” 

There are many ways to get involved with The Kirkwood’s Ramadan campaign from taking part in fundraising activities, including making a donation, to engaging with the charity on social media or being part of a special community event.

Throughout Ramadan, The Kirkwood is encouraging people to forgo their daily Costa or Starbucks habit – or perhaps that weekly chocolate fix – and donate the money they would usually spend to help people being cared for by the charity.

For more information on how you can get involved, donate, or support The Kirkwood’s Ramadan campaign visit The Kirkwood website at or follow them on social media.

In a separate event, Kirkwood supporters are taking on a Firewalk hot fire embers at Hub 26 business centre in Cleckheaton this Saturday (March 16).

There is still time to sign up for the challenge if you want to push your body to the limit for The Kirkwood.

One person who is taking on the challenge is Paul Mustchin who works as the marketing executive for Huddersfield-based custom design badge and merchandise company Made By Cooper.

He said: “I’m excited to do the firewalk and it will be a challenge for me as I don’t like my feet getting hot. It’s like the second I get home from work and get through the door I take my socks and shoes off and when I’m in bed I have my feet sticking out. I hate having hot feet so this challenge will be hard for me personally.

“It’s a good chance for me to experience something new and it’s a good opportunity for the company to show they are getting out there and supporting local causes.”

If you want to take part in The Kirkwood Firewalk visit its website here:

Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.