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Local Trust issues Iftar packs for Muslim colleagues and communities during Ramadan

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is putting together ‘Iftar packs’ for Muslim colleagues and patients who will be fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily fast during Ramadan.

The Chaplaincy team at the Trust anticipate they will distribute around 400 packs, which will consist of dates, water, fruit, cereal bars and orange juice following a generous donation from Mullaco, a South Asian retailer based in Dewsbury. The packs aim to offer support and appreciation to colleagues during Ramadan, whilst also supporting the local community.

Keith Ramsay, Chairman of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “I am delighted that the Trust is recognising our colleagues this Ramadan and enabling them to take time off from their busy schedules to break their fast whilst at work.

This is an important opportunity to express our gratitude for their hard work and to show them how much we value them as individuals and as members of our team.

I would like to offer my thanks to Mullaco for their kind donations. I know that this will make a huge difference to our Muslim colleagues and patients at the Trust during Ramadan."

Aslam Seedat, Muslim Chaplain at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We really want to show our gratitude to colleagues this Ramadan and offer this gesture of appreciation.

Though we know some patients in our hospitals may not be fasting due to illness, we would still encourage families to visit the Chaplaincy prayer room at Pinderfields where they can collect an iftar pack for their loved ones, allowing them to break bread with one another whether they are fasting or not.”

Ramadan Mubarak to all of our Muslim colleagues, patients and communities who are observing the holy month.

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