STUDENTS from a Madrasah in Blackburn have done their bit for the elderly after being involved in a fundraising project.

Children and staff from the Madrasah Zeenatul Quran, in Revidge Road, took part in activities along with the Al-Imdaad Foundation to raise money to purchase blankets for people being cared for at the White Ash Brook nursing home, in Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle.


After raising money to buy the blankets the youngsters then packed them and delivered them to the care home themselves, spending time chatting with staff and residents at the 53-room facility.

Maulana Faruk Sahib, principal of Madrasah Zeenatul Quran said: “This was a very important project for the Madrasah as it teaches children about true faith values, such as helping others, showing kindness, and having respect and care for everyone in society regardless of differences in faith or cultures.

“Some residents told us how lovely the visit had been, particularly if they had no family locally to visit.

“The students were also made very welcome by the staff and the manager Liane Webb at the care home. The staff are doing a great and rewarding job.

“I would like to thank the manager of Al-Imdaad Foundation, Hafez Abdussamad Mulla, for their help, Zuber Vali Mulla and all the students and parents who supported this great project.”

Oswaldtwistle councillor Peter Britcliffe said: “It is really great to see young people and older people coming together and this is a wonderful scheme.

“It benefits local people and shows fantastic community spirit. The residents enjoyed the visit.”