A MUSLIM charity worker has teamed up with her mother to provide winter essentials to those sleeping rough.

Nosheena Javaid, 39, of Walthamstow and her mother Shabeena Javaid, 60, donated sleeping bags and rucksacks full of clothing to homeless men and women at a soup kitchen.

The women visited the PL84U Al-Suffa’s bi-monthly event in St Gabriel's in Havant Road, Walthamstow on Sunday (January 15).

Nosheena, who is UK programmes officer at Muslim Aid, said: “I'm so pleased to be working alongside my mum to support local people.

“When we were young she didn’t have time to volunteer but now she sits and listens to the homeless people’s stories and supports them.”

Shabeena added: "It's wonderful to make people happy.

"I love helping people. Sometimes it's upsetting to hear about their lives but it's so good to be making a difference."

For information on how to get involved in the charity’s project for the homeless click here.