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Eid Gifts for Hospitals' Children's Wards

September 13, 2010 4:01 PM

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Children in three NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospitals will be having great fun following the donation of DVDs, game consoles and software games by Muslim charity The Colours of Islam and handed over with the help of Celtic FC player Shaun Maloney.

Shaun helped make the special delivery to the children in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) at Yorkhill, and separate deliveries were made to children’s wards at the Southern General Hospital and 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.”

Shona Cardle, Chief Executive of Yorkhill Children’s Foundation, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has given so generously again this year. Yorkhill Children’s Foundation is always grateful for donations to the hospital – all the patients will really enjoy their new toys or games.”
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For more information contact NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

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