Almost £30,000 has been raised after a ‘thought-provoking’ panel discussing faith, values, and business.

Prestwich-based social care charity, The Fed, held a joint lunch with the Mustard Tree charity last week which has raised £29,000.

The Values and Business lunch event was held on December 14, with around 180 guests overlooking Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium.

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Guests heard from a panel of Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, and Christian speakers including Mark Adlestone OBE DL, Shalni Arora, Aneel Mussarat, Andy James and Rev Ian Rutherford.

A spokesperson from The Fed said: “The panel responded to a range of questions covering the role of faith in their personal lives; how faith affects their business decisions and whether faith-based approaches inform different morals and ethics in business.

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“They also discussed how faith played a role in their decision to go into, and approach to, philanthropy; and what advice they would give to the audience based on their giving and impact journey”.

Among the guests were the Bishop of Manchester, Imam Haroon Sidat and Rabbi Daniel Walker who also shared their thoughts on the subjects discussed.

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The spokesperson added: “The lunch concluded with the lighting of the 8th and final night of Chanukah candles by Rabbi Walker against the backdrop of the Stretford End.”