Volunteers celebrate Eid with massive chocolate donation for hospital staff

Date: 12 September 2017

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Photo: Al-Imdaad Foundation volunteers and East Lancashire Hospitals’ chaplains get ready to deliver

100 boxes of chocolates to 50 wards and departments at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital

 

A joint initiative between the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital’s chaplaincy department and local charity Al-Imdaad Foundation saw 50 wards and departments at the celebrate Eid al-Adha with 100 boxes of luxury chocolates donated by the Blackburn Muslim community.

The chocolate box donation is the idea of Audley Range-based Al-Imdaad Foundation and its Director Hafez Abdussamad Mulla, who wanted to thank local hospital staff for the work they do on behalf of all the people of Blackburn.

And so a generous supply of tasty Thorntons’ chocolates arrived at the hospital’s Spiritual Care Centre ready for Al-Imdaad Foundation volunteers and hospital chaplains to deliver to wards and departments.

“During Eid al-Adha, it is traditional to exchange gifts and the Al-Imdaad Foundation approached us with the idea of presenting chocolate boxes to hospital patients,” says hospital chaplain, Imam Fazal Hassan. 

“Because not all patients would be allowed to eat chocolate, we had the idea to donate the boxes of Thorntons’ Continental to the many doctors, nurses and other hospital staff who dedicate themselves to caring for our community.”

Ward C5 Sister Priscilla Manuel, said: “We are grateful to Al-Imdaad for thinking of hospital staff at Eid. There was a lot of excitement on the ward and it was lovely to see the smiles when staff realised the chocolate gifts were for them.”

Pronounced EED al-UHD-huh, the Eid holiday is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice. It is one of two Eid holidays observed by Muslims.

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    A joint initiative between the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital’s chaplaincy department and local charity Al-Imdaad Foundation saw 50 wards and departments at the celebrate Eid al-Adha with 100 boxes of luxury chocolates donated by the Blackburn Muslim community.

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