SELFLESS Trowbridge Mosque members and volunteers have shown the kindness of people in our county as they have opened a soup kitchen.

Volunteers and members are serving hot food, drinks and sandwiches, and handing out warm clothes to the homeless of Trowbridge today and tomorrow (Saturday, March 3).

The mosque, at 54 Longfield Road, will have the soup kitchen running again from 6.15-7.30pm this evening.

Trustees have been out in the town, looking for homeless people to offer them shelter and food, away from the snow and sub-zero temperatures.

Yesterday, Trowbridge Mosque shared the event through Facebook asking for volunteers, and within a few hours, the post was shared 1,600 times.

Mosque trustee Ahmed Berkane, said: "We have people out looking for the homeless to bring them here and hopefully they will come later on.

"We decided to do this last night. We thought the shops would be closed, and the weather is going to be getting worse, so it will get worse for the people living rough. We have been making charitable organisations aware and asking for volunteers.

"Our post was shared 1,600 times. We have had lots of volunteers who wanted to help and some of them have brought food and clothes which we will be taking to homeless shelters.

"But it is very difficult for the homeless to find out about this.

"This is only the start. Maybe later on we will be doing the same thing.

"I think it is a brilliant idea to do this. The community really needs help in Trowbridge and we want to be part of that help as much as we can."

"It is all about the intention. Our intention is to help and we are trying our best to help the community. We are doing our best and if that doesn't work, what we have cooked we will try and take to the shelters, we have made four home made soups and sandwiches which we can distribute."

Volunteers who couldn't get into work because of the weather, decided to spend their time off doing a good deed. Natalie Mounty, said: "I want to help that is the basics of it. I found out about this on Facebook, that is the power of Facebook."

Natalia Parzhanova, added: "You get a bit of satisfaction and you can do your bit. If someone is doing something you can lend a hand."