Via the Blackburn Citizen:
MEMBERS of an East lancashire mosque has donated £47,000 to provide home comforts for patients at Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospital.
Blackburn peer Lord Adam Patel and representatives from Masjid-e-Tauheedul Islam mosque in Bicknell Street met health bosses to present the gift this week to the hospitals’ charitable fund.
It is used to improve equipment for patient areas, and pay for additional patient “comforts and amenities”, outside of what the NHS normally provides.
Speaking to health chiefs during a presentation event, Lord Patel said: “At Bicknell Street mosque we have always taken part in charity work.
“When the hospital needed a new MRI scanner we contributed generously, there was a need in the eye department and we also donated there and throughout the world we are collecting handsome money for charities in Pakistan and India and to people who are suffering in Africa.
“We have collected this money for this particular purpose for East Lancashire Hospitals to contribute something back.
“We want to prove ourselves as good citizens. We need to work together because this is our hospital and this is for the East Lancashire community.