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Q&A: My Redbridge - Serving Humanity’s Ash Khan

PUBLISHED: 17:00 27 July 2018

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This week we spoke to Ash Khan, co-founder of non-profit group Serving Humanity who distribute food to rough sleepers in Ilford, Barking and Stratford every week.

What is your connection to Redbridge?

I have lived in the Redbridge area for 17 years and all of my five children have grown up.

I am also a co-founder of a non-profit organisation called Serving Humanity, which feeds the homeless and needs on a weekly basis in the borough.

I also coach under 15s youth football team every Sunday which consist of children from Redbridge.

What do you like most about working or living in the borough?

The accessibility to all amenities, the properties, the variety of different communities as well as all other services available.

What one thing would you change about the borough?

To try and tackle and/or remove the issues of homelessness and prostitution. Also I would like to reduce the levels of crime.

Describe the borough using three words?

Diverse. Dynamic. Cohesive.

Who is the most inspiring person you know?

Even though I have not met, but I gain the most inspiration from our Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), who faced trials and tribulations but throughout his life, he showed patience and perseverance to achieve his goal to unite mankind.

If you were prime minister, what law would you introduce?

I would introduce stronger penalties for serious and low-level crimes. I would also introduce a law which prevent anybody from being without a roof over their head and food on the table.

If you were editor of the paper, which issues would you focus on?

All current and relevant affairs affairs that affect all communities that live in the borough. I would also encourage community cohesion and promote integration.


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