Hospital happy with kids’ gifts


THERE was a fun surprise for children at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

For the Muslim charity, Colours of Islam, donated gifts of DVDs, game consoles and computer games to the kids who are in the hospital.

Clyde One DJ George Bowie handed out the gifts for grateful children.

The Colours of Islam worked with Yorkhill Children’s Foundation to distribute the gifts which were gathered during Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan.

Refana Saleem, the founder of the Colours of Islam, has been involved with the project for four years.

She said: “The time of Eid is an important day in the Muslim calendar and one way of celebrating is through acts of kindness and generosity.

“I wanted to mark the day by helping the children in the hospital have fun and gain the confidence needed to help them through their stay in hospital”.

David Welch, director of fundraising at Yorkhill Children’s Foundation, said: “We are very thankful for the kind-hearted donations to the hospital from Colours of Islam.

“These generous gifts really brighten up the children’s day, which can mean the world to them when they are in hospital.

“We would like to thank everyone who has thought of us again this year”.