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Publication Date: 14/07/2017 

Mosque makes generous donations 

To support local healthcare 


Dr Mustafa Mulla presents a cheque to charge nurse Helen Watson (left) and charge nurse Jane Thomson  

Generous members of a Lanarkshire mosque have handed over cheques totalling £3000 to support local health services for unwell children, patients with cancer and end-of-life care.

People attending prayers at Lanarkshire Central Mosque in Bellshill dipped into their pockets in large numbers to raise donations for Wishaw General Hospital’s paediatrics department, the Lanarkshire Beatson cancer treatment centre at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie, and Kilbryde Hospice at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride.

The recipients were given cheques for £1000 each at a presentation by committee members of the Lanarkshire Muslim Welfare Society, which runs the mosque.
The fundraising was spearheaded by mosque member Dr Mustafa Mulla, who formerly worked in paediatrics at Wishaw General and is now a GP in Coatbridge, Holytown and Shotts, whose work includes participating in NHS Lanarkshire’s out-of-hours GP service.
Dr Mulla said the local Muslim community has a commitment to raising funds for charity and was keen to support a range of Lanarkshire healthcare services.

He was at the presentation to give a cheque to charge nurse Helen Watson and charge nurse Jane Thomson, from Wishaw General’s paediatrics team.

Jane said: “We’d like to thank everyone at the mosque for their fantastic fundraising effort which is greatly appreciated by us and all our colleagues in the department.”

Also on hand to express her thanks for a cheque to support breast cancer care at the Lanarkshire Beatson was Beatson Cancer Charity community fundraising manager Maisie Hamilton.

Kilbryde Hospice was represented by hospice secretary Dr John Richards and community and events fundraiser Karlyn Robertson.