THE children’s ward at Wishaw General Hospital has a new 52” TV, thanks to the Humjolie women’s support group.
The money was raised at the group’s multi-faith festive celebration, which saw women come together to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid, the Hindu festival of Diwali and the Christian festival of Christmas.
The event saw over 200 women of different backgrounds and religious beliefs socialise, learn about each other’s faiths and enjoy the celebrations.
Pamela Buddie, ward manager at NHS Lanarkshire, said: “This television means a great deal for the children who come to the ward, it will be a good distraction for them and keep their mind off any tests they are getting done.
“This is the biggest television that has been donated to the ward. The unit is delighted with this gift.”
Sadia Ahmed, chairperson of Humjolie, said: “Children are the future and that is why we chose to give the money raised to the children’s ward.
“It is important that communities are brought together in order to understand each other’s beliefs and in doing so, this benefits the local community.”
The event saw women being treated to a selection of music from around the world including bhangra, bollywood and pop.
They were also given the chance to take part in a multicultural fashion show, where guests got the opportunity to walk on the red carpet.
Felix Mulholland, chairperson of Motherwell Community Forum, said: “Motherwell Community Forum, along with Bellshill and Wishaw community forums all contributed to Humjolie to allow them to run their annual event.”