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St Mirren Manager and Players Distribute Eid Toys to Royal Alexandra Children's Ward

September 15, 2010 4:34 PM

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Children at the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s (RAH) children’s ward 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 St Mirren FC manager Danny Lennon and the first team squad.

Senior Staff Nurse Jennifer Rodgers said: “We would like to thank everyone who has given so generously again this year and also to Danny and the players who’ve 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!“

Danny added: “The club is always happy to support the hospital, and some of the players’ children have been born here.

“St Mirren is a very community-minded club and visits like this is one way of bringing something back to the area and our supporters, no matter what age!”

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.”

Gifts were also given to the children in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) at Yorkhill, and to a children’s ward at the Southern General Hospital.

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

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