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    COVID-19: UK Muslim Donates £200K, Launches Appeal to Raise £1M

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    Providing medical equipment, medications, and personal protective equipment (PPE) is a growing challenge facing different countries right now in the fight against the coronavirus.

    COVID-19: UK Muslim Donates £200K, Launches Appeal to Raise £1M - About Islam

    The UK’s NHS is no exception.

    At such a difficult time, a British Muslim businessman has
    donated £200,000 to NHS, launching an appeal to raise £1 million.

    Businessman Yousuf Bhaliok pledged the amount to help
    provide food and essential equipment to NHS staff during the coronavirus
    (Covid-19) outbreak.

    Karen Partington, the chief executive at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are so grateful to Mr. Bhailok and the wider Muslim community in Preston for their generosity and support in setting up this funding drive,” Chorley Guardian reported.

    “These donations and offers of help will go a very long way in ensuring our staff are able to continue providing outstanding care during this challenging time.

    “We are overwhelmed by the target, the ambition, and the kindness shown by everyone involved, and their help is truly invaluable.”

    Bhaliok pledged £100,000, in addition to another private
    donation of £100,000, in a video he posted on Facebook on Saturday.

    He added that he would also make his BHS store in Fishergate
    available for storing, collecting, and distributing food and equipment.

    In a second video, he encouraged others to join his pledge
    as he aims to raise £1,000,000 to support NHS.

    “What I saw in the media was a tremendous effort worldwide made by the doctors, nurses and front line staff.

    “Our government is doing everything it can to provide
    them with resources but locally we must do what we can and give them the
    discretion to get whatever they need.

    “So let’s show our support to them by donating whatever
    we can – even £1 will show them we support them locally.”

    Yusef Bhailok Pledge

    Preston based businessman, Yousuf Bhailok is pledging £100,000 to help practiotioners in the NHS, in Preston. He has also secured a private donation of a further £100,000 and is now seeking wider support from Prestonians. In addition, he has agreed to open his property (the former BHS store on Fishgergate) for the storage, collection and distribution of food etc. #ProudPreston

    Posted by Preston BID on Monday, 23 March 2020


    The coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China, late last year, has spread to at least 154 countries and killed thousands.

    Medical teams across the world have been exerting great
    efforts over the past weeks to deal with the increasing infections of

    A Pakistani Muslim doctor lost his life while fighting the coronavirus. The doctor lost his life while treating coronavirus patients though there was no PPE.

    In the UK, a Walsall Muslim nurse, who has dedicated her life to caring for others, is currently fighting for her own life after contracting coronavirus.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on March 11, the
    outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic.

    The virus has infected 372,757 and killed other 16,231, according to the World Health Organization’s latest estimates on March 24.

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