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On Friday 23 September Leicester’s Hospitals Chairman Karamjit Singh CBE was invited to a small reception being hosted by Masjid Al Falah to accept the cheque for £20,000 which had been collected through donations following a local appeal by Masjid Al Falah and the Federation of Muslim Organisations, Leicestershire (FMO).

The money has been raised for a much needed GE Venue 50 Ultrasound scanner for the Glenfield Hospital.  The scanner is a portable machine that will aid doctors to treat heart patients from across all of Leicester’s diverse communities.  The Muslim community became aware we were trying to raise £20,000 for this much needed equipment and they quickly responded and using the power of social media were able to raise the money over a period of just over three weeks.

Photo Credit: NHS Trust
Photo Credit: NHS Trust

Chairman Karamjit Singh CBE said: “We are truly grateful for the generosity of the local Muslim community.” He added:  “On behalf of Leicester’s Hospitals I have gratefully accepted this gift of £20,000 for a new portable heart scanner.  I know that the Muslim community will take great comfort in the fact that this gift will help many thousands of people who will need treatment at the Glenfield Hospital.”

The Chair of the FMO, Abdulkarim Gheewala said, “It is very important that as Muslims we put back into our local community and I am very proud of the way Muslims from Leicester, and in fact across the country and beyond reacted so quickly in such a positive way to raise just over £17,000 to add to the £3,000 the hospital staff had already collected for this appeal. We hope the scanner will make a huge difference to the hospital and its patients”

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