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Open invitation to Unity AGM and historic cricket match

Leeds-based housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise will hold its Annual General Meeting next Monday (19 September) at 4pm in the Executive Suite of Headingley Carnegie Stadium, with the media and public invited to attend. 

A buffet will be served immediately afterwards followed by an historic inter-faith T20 cricket match between Mount Cricket Club, a team of Muslim players from Batley, and St Peter’s XI,  the Vatican’s official cricket team. Unity is co-sponsoring the game and admission is free.

Lord Patel of Bradford – recently appointed personal adviser to the new Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Scotland of Asthal – will attend the AGM and deliver a keynote address. 

Unity chief executive Ali Akbor said: “Unity was set up almost 30 years ago to address the housing needs of the black and minority ethnic communities in Leeds. 

“We have significantly expanded our range of activities since then and now manage more than 1,200 properties for tenants from all communities and ethnic backgrounds. But, as our annual report entitled ‘Delivering Nationally, Delivering Locally’ vividly illustrates, we have never forgotten our roots.”  

Lord Patel said: “Unity and Yorkshire County Cricket Club are organisations that are committed to providing high quality services to the multi-cultural communities which they serve – both fundamentally believe in providing equality of access, experience and outcomes – whether through sport, housing or employment and education.”

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Ali Akbor, Unity Homes and Enterprise chief executive

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