The Muslim community in Harrow showed its appreciation for the work of the local NHS by generously donating £11,000 to Northwick Park Hospital.
Representatives from Harrow Central Mosque, including its founder Mohammed Ilyas, handed a cheque to LNWH Charity and staff on Chaucer ward, demonstrating its commitment to help the wider community.
The money will be spent on sensory and communications equipment for children with specialist needs and their families.
The service provides physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy to more than 2,000 children and young people with learning and developmental needs across Harrow.
Chairman of Harrow Central Mosque, Nasir Bashir Warsi, explained:
“It is imperative the Muslim community engages with the wider community and shows its kindness by supporting much needed local services in and around Harrow. The generosity of Harrow Muslim community is evident from the size of this donation and we hope this continues”.
Dame Jacqueline Docherty, Chief Executive of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust said: “We are extremely grateful for this donation from Harrow Central Mosque and our local Muslim community as an appreciation for the service. We owe everyone who contributed a huge thank you.”
Harrow Mosque expressed an interest in working more closely with the trust and LNWH Charity both in further fundraising, and as equally as important, by hosting a series of educational talks about healthcare at the Station Road mosque covering subjects like diabetes, smoking cessation and the importance of diet and exercise.