Hospice receives donation from local councillor

Date published: 11 January 2020

A donation of over £800 has been made to Springhill Hospice by Councillor Faisal Rana and his wife, Iram.

The cheque for £825 – which was raised over the last year – was presented to Julie Halliwell, Chief Executive of Springhill Hospice, to support patient and family care. Tony Lloyd, the Labour MP for Rochdale was also at the presentation.

Mr and Mrs Faisal raised the money through fundraising in a variety of ways including, bake sales, bucket collections outside of their mosque and car washes amongst other charitable events. They were also helped by the employees of their company, United Petroleum, to raise the money over the past year. 

Iram spoke about their personal connection with the hospice: “Our daughter, Anum did some work experience at the hospice, which helped build the foundations to pursue a career as a doctor.”

Mrs Halliwell said: “It was lovely to meet Councillor Rana and Iram, particularly making the link between them and their daughter, a student who had undertaken a work placement with us.

“We are always grateful for the support of our local community, without which the hospice would not be able to continue.”

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