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Muslim group brings happiness to Deepdale care home for Eid celebrations

Posted on - 3rd May, 2022 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Deepdale, Preston News
A Light Foundation volunteer chats with a Finney House Care Home resident
A Light Foundation volunteer chats with a Finney House Care Home resident

Volunteers from Preston’s Light Foundation have visited Finney House Care Home in Deepdale as part of Eid celebrations.

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The Muslim community group has been visiting the Finney House Care Home regularly for a number of years, describing their relationship as a ‘special friendship’.

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A spokesperson for Light Foundation said: “The Chief Nursing Officer for England recently said loneliness can have a devastating impact, with evidence showing that social isolation increases the risk of premature death by around a third. They advise people to keep a friendly eye on relatives, friends and neighbours.

“With the above advice coinciding with the advice of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), our amazing team of volunteers met, spoke to, laughed and socialised with, and provided gifts/chocolates to the often forgotten about in our communities.

Light Foundation volunteers provided gifts and chocolates to residents at Finney House Care Home
The group provided gifts and chocolates to residents

“We listened to many inspiring stories from the residents including emotional accounts and fun-filled tales about their lives.

“The staff and residents alike were delighted by our visit. We left them with smiles on their faces and were thanked for coming and making their day.”


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