Preston Muslim Society have raised a staggering £61,500 to help cancer patients at Royal Preston Hospital.Advertisement
The society presented the cheque to Rosemere Cancer Research, which will go towards a new high definition imaging system to help doctors clearly pinpoint certain types of cancers at the hospital, costing £100,000 in total.
Preston Muslim Society regularly donate to charities and this year they wanted to put the money towards the hospital service, as so many of us make use of it.
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Mr Iqbal Adam, funeral director and member of Preston Muslim Society, said: “We wanted to help the hospital, we have been in Preston for 15 years and everyone uses the hospitals services and so we wanted to do some donating that would benefit everyone.
“We wanted to raise money and also raise awareness about the hospital’s services. It was a team effort and everybody worked as a team.
“It shows that if you put in the work, everything is possible.”
The society raised money through donations made from people within the community.
They started off by printing posters to hang inside the twelve mosques that are located in and around Preston.
A meeting was then held with an announcement encouraging everyone to contribute money, with donations being made from the across the community, including from the public, business people, and many pensioners.
After reaching their original target, Preston Muslim Society exceeded the aim by £15,000 only twelve hours later, and in total raised £61,500.
Iqbal Adam continued, saying: “It was all volunteer work. We are proud of what we have achieved.”
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