Muslim community gift to Wexham Park Hospital’s frontline team

Handing over the welcome food

Slough’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community donated 340 non-perishable food items to NHS staff at Wexham Park Hospital on Tuesday.

Members from the community delivered the goods, which were gratefully received by Nicola Monk, volunteer services deputy manager at the hospital.

Atiq Ahmad Bhatti, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Slough said it was a way of saying thank you to all the NHS doctors, nurses and staff at Wexham Park Hospital who are on the front line of the local response to the coronavirus outbreak.

He said: “As a muslim community, we are immensely grateful for all that they do for so many. They are working tirelessly day in, day out providing exemplary levels of care and support during these unprecedented times and we are truly humbled to be able to make this donation to them. This donation, which has been achieved through the incredible fund raising of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association Slough, an auxiliary of our community will be used to support the staff at Wexham Park and even patients on Covid-19 wards.”

The initiative follows on from the community’s recent donations to Slough Outreach to help the vulnerable members of society during the coronavirus pandemic.