BLACKBURN: Members from a mosque have responded with great generosity to an appeal made by the hospital’s chaplaincy service as part of its annual Ramadhan campaign. The Tauheedul Islam Mosque in Blackburn raised £7,452 enabling the hospital to replace five old blood pressure machines with state of the art equipment, further enhancing patient care and safety.
Christine Hughes communications director at East Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust said: “We are extremely grateful to the members of Masjid Tauheedul Islam Mosque for their generous donation to the Trust. We are proud and delighted that we can work in such close partnership with the local Mosques to help improve the health of the community across Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire.”
Imam Fazal Hassan, the Muslim Chaplain and religious advisor at the hospital, who has been instrumental in the community engagement and mosque collaboration initiative, said: “I am delighted about the multi-faith, multi-cultural collaboration and community cohesion that is fostered through this kind of charitable endeavour.
“I am very pleased with the response from the local mosque to the chaplaincy appeal and I am hopeful that many more mosques will soon be able to contribute to this vital & worthwhile cause to help their local hospital”.