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NHSGGC sick kids receive Eid gifts

August 24, 2012 2:26 PM

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Children at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) and at the children’s ward of the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley will be having great fun following the donation of DVDs, game consoles and software games thanks to Muslim charity Colours of Islam.

The charity called in some well-known faces, with Clyde One DJ George Bowie doing the honours at the Sick Kid’s in Glasgow and some of the players from St Mirren going along to the RAH.

The Colours of Islam worked with Yorkhill Children’s Foundation to distribute the gifts across the RHSC and to the RAH children’s ward.

The hospital’s associate medical director Jim Beattie said:  “We would like to thank everyone who has given so generously again this year and to those who have given up their time to hand round the gifts.

“We are always grateful for donations to the ward - all the patients will really enjoy their new toys or games!”

Colours of Islam, 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 Saleem, the founder of Colours of Islam, has been involved with the project for four years.  She 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.”

David Welch, director of fundraising at Yorkhill Children’s Foundation said: “We are very thankful for the kind-hearted donations to the hospital from Colours of Islam.

“These generous gifts really brighten up the children’s day, which can mean the world to them when they are in hospital.  We would like to thank everyone who has thought of us again this year.”


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For more information contact either NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications tel:  0141 201 4429 or email:  [email protected]


 

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