Latest Donation from the Sajjad Foundation
On Friday 15 July Willow Wood received a donation from the Sajjad Foundation – and it was truly delicious! Sajjadur Rahman, his wife Saleha, daughter Nabilah, and daughter-in-law Hannah visited the Hospice with Cllr Joyce Bowerman to present a selection of spicy delicacies to staff and volunteers. This was to mark Eid al-Adha, traditionally a time of giving and helping those in need.
The Sajjad Foundation is only four months old, and has been set up to formalise the charity work that the whole family are involved in. Last year to celebrate Eid they donated meals to We Shall Overcome, based at the Station Hotel in Ashton, to help feed the homeless in the area During Ramadan and while fasting, Sajjadur ran 150k over 30 days, raising the magnificent total of £4,000 which was divided between three local charities. They are also supporting 60 families in Bangladesh following last month’s floods.
Karen Houlston, chief executive of Willow Wood said, “It was wonderful to meet Sajjadur and his family today, and to find out a little more about their work. We were very proud that they chose to the Hospice, and I can assure you that our staff enjoyed the samosas, bhajis and salad immensely.
“We took the opportunity to give a brief tour round the Hospice and our gardens, and to explain a little more about our services to the community of Tameside and Glossop. We hope that this is just the start of a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”