Ramadan donations support Bolton Hospice
Donations from the local Muslim community, at the end of fasting in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, have amounted to an incredible £8,873 (and counting!) for Bolton Hospice.
Supporters of Bolton Hospice, Muntazir Dipoti and Siraj Patel, arranged Lilah collection points during Eid at Taiyabah Mosque Islamic Centre, Masjid Al Falah, Masjid E Goshia, Masjid E Aleef, Masjid E Noorul Islam, and Masjid E Usman.
“The community and the committee of Masjid E Goshia appreciate the work of Bolton Hospice and all the help they give to all communities, which is why every year we raise money during the month of Ramadan for this worthy cause. Our plan is to hold a fundraising event in the next year to raise more money for the Hospice.” - Abdurrazzaque Munshi, President of Masjid E Goshia
In addition to the mosque collections, they also arranged for collection points in a number of shops across the borough, including Kashmir Watan Foodstore, Barkat Food Store, Auto Care Clinic, Akbari Mini Market, Noor Cash and Carry, and PK Foods.
“The hospice provides a vital service for those in need in our community, and my goal is to raise awareness of the free services that they provide, as well as raising funds for this wonderful cause. My father passed away and my family were not able give their well wishes as they would have liked; in a non-Covid situation the hospice practices within our spiritual framework.” - Muntazir Dipoti, shop owner
“I have been fundraising for the hospice for the past six years after they cared for my sister so well. Each year I have been collecting in the mosques and am so grateful to be able to support this local charity. Next year we hope to raise more money and more awareness.” There are plans for the hospice to run a service awareness day for the local Muslim community next year." - Siraj Patel, taxi driver
The Blackburn UK Trust (BUKT) also generously donated £1,000 to the hospice, and has pledged to continue to regularly support the charity.
“Bolton Hospice has been providing specialist care for the community since 1992. They support families physically, mentally and emotionally through their difficult times. We hope this small contribution from BUKT will help them to take care of many more who need their assistance.” - Iqbal Umarji Master, trustee of BUKT
We are incredibly grateful for the Ramadan donations and for the continued support of our local mosques, and we look forward to building on this relationship in the future. If you require any information on our services in another language, please get in touch with us by calling 01204 663066.