British Pakistanis voluntarily fight corona in Greater Manchester
MANCHESTER: British Pakistani youth has collaborated with Conservative Member of Parliament Bury, James Daly, in sending ready-made food, masks and other essential equipment to NHS workers at Fairfield General Hospital (FGH) in Bury.
Over the past two weeks, lawmakers James Daly and his team Shahbaz Arif and Khalid Hussain have inspired grassroots movements, which appear to try to help fill gaps in food and domestic supply by bypassing traditional procurement protocols to get critical material directly into their hands. need it the most. Using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, text messages, and e-mails, his team of diligent volunteers have found creative ways to distribute supplies at Bury.
As the number of victims of the coronavirus pandemic continues to increase, the supply of already thin equipment – from toilet paper to masks – has been stretched far thinner. Fairfield General Hospital (FGH) gladly received a van full of toilet paper and bottled water – which was generously donated by the owner of the Farooq Khalid Local Supermarket from Pakistan.
Khalid said: “It is important for me to do something to help our NHS staff so they can continue to treat patients effectively at Fairfield General Hospital.” Fast food has also been prepared and distributed by Friends Muslim Friends of Britain (MfB) to NHS Staff at FGH.
Local shop owner, Mr. Shah and Mr. Mahmood, has donated food supplies destined for local nursing homes, to the Bury Council Community Center at Castle Leisure Center. The charity based in Bury ‘Supporting Sisters (SS)’ has worked with their MPs to sew face masks and send them to the front lines and key workers for free.
Sameah from the Supporting Sisters told the news, “we felt we had to do something when our MP asked for Face Masks. We have succeeded in forming a network of Christian and Muslim women in Bury to sew hundreds of face masks according to WHO standards. “
Member of Parliament James Daly told the news, “The idea is to take quick action where we can get all the supplies and face the mask safely in the places they need most. I am amazed by the generosity of the kind people in the area “I want to encourage everyone to do their part in helping the NHS and our frontline workers. Together, we will overcome this pandemic.”
Shahbaz Arif said, “I am glad that so many young people have offered to join our volunteer force, if someone wants to join as a volunteer, they can contact us through social media.”
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