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Eid Gifts for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill

September 18, 2009 3:30 PM

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Children in three NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospitals have received toys from The Colours of Islam and handed over with the help of Rangers’ FC player Madjid Bougherra.

The gifts have been given to the children in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) at Yorkhill, a ward at the Southern General Hospital and another at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

The Colours of Islam, founded by Refana Saleem, provided the opportunity for members of the Muslim and other communities to donate toys during the time of Eid, the festival that marks the end of Ramadan.

Refana explained: “The time of Eid is an important day in the Muslim calendar and one way of celebrating is through acts of generosity and kindness.

“I wanted to mark the day by helping the children in the hospital have fun and gain the confidence needed to help them through their stay in hospital.

“Members of the community have given generously and enabled us to give some happiness to children who are sick and being cared for in hospital.”

The Play Service Department at the RHSC accepted the gifts together with a young patient who was well enough to meet Refana and see the enormous delivery of toys.

Marjorie Gillies, Senior Nurse added: “We would like to thank everyone who has given so generously again this year. We are always grateful for donations to the hospital - all the patients will really enjoy their new toys or games!“

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