BOXES of face masks – some 10,000 in total – have been donated to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust by Worcester’s Muslim community.
The vital personal protective equipment was a gift from the trustees of the city’s Muslim cemetery.
Mayor of Worcester Councillor Allah Ditta and fellow trustees were on hand to deliver the vital equipment to hospital chiefs at Worcestershire Royal on Tuesday, May 5.
The Royal, together with the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, is leading the Trust’s fight against the killer Covid-19 threat.
The donation will ensure continued protection for frontline NHS staff.
“We all need the NHS at some point in our lives. Sadly many more of us need its services, care and compassion at the moment,” Coun Ditta said.
“We all use the NHS and we need to support it at its hour of greatest need.”
The donation has been made during Ramadan which sees Muslims across the world observe a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.
“It’s a month of giving for Muslims – you must give something back to your community. Donating in such a way to our NHS has made this month particularly poignant for me,”said Coun Ditta.