Worshipers from The New Aisha Masjid and Islamic Centre in Reading have made a generous donation of £10,000 to the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RBFT).
The donation is for the Trust's Cancer unit based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Funds will be used in a variety of ways to support patients with Cancer and make them more comfortable during their treatment.
Mr Mohammed Arif, Chairman of Jamme Masjid Trust, presented the cheque to the RBFT Chairman, Graham Sims, ahead of October’s Trust Board on Wednesday.
Graham said: "This is a very generous donation and we would like to extend our thanks to the Mosque.
"It is thanks to such generous donations from the local community that we can continue to make life better for our patients by investing in ways that make their lives more comfortable. It will make a big difference."
Mr Arif said: “This money was "interest received" from an old bank account and could not be used by the Jamme Masjid Trust to benefit the Mosque as it is against our religion.
“The Mosque’s Management Committee agreed to give this amount to a local charity that could utilise this for the benefit of the wider community.
“The RBFT’s Cancer Centre is an important institution offering treatment and excellent support to those who are suffering with this disease.
“The Jamme Masjid Trust thanks Dr Prem Sharma for organising this presentation on their behalf. Dr Sharma has a close association with Reading’s Muslim community, and over the years has worked closely ensuring relationships and harmony have been maintained.”