STUDENTS from Madrasah Zeenatul Quran, in Blackburn have been fund raising to raise money to buy blankets for the elderly.

The children and staff were first raised funds, purchased the blankets, packed and then distributed the blankets to White Ash Brook nursing care home in Oswaldtwistle.

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 cultures.

“The students and residents communicated really well and the visit was well received with some residents.

“The students were very touched and are keen to continue raising funds in this way to help local causes, charities and continue to educate the students about the different needs of society.

“The students were also made very welcome by the staff and manager Lian Webb at the care home.”

Maulana Faruk would like to thank Hafiz Abdus Samad Mulla (Manager of Al-Imdad Foundation), Zuber Vali Mulla and all the students and parents who supported this project.