A mosque has donated £964 to their local Hospice.

East Lancashire Hospice Trustee Gill Leacy and hospice volunteer, Suleman Khonat were received the cheque on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice for £964.47 from representatives of Masjid e Gausia, Chester Street, Blackburn.

The money donated will go towards helping local people and their families who are coping with a life limiting illness at a time when they need it.

Hospice Income Generation Manager Sharon Crymble said, “We are so grateful for the collection that took place at Masjid e Gausia and raised such a huge amount of money.

"This will help us to provide care not only in the hospice, but also in the patient’s own home, providing support alongside the family.

"I would encourage those who do not know the difference hospice care can make to get in touch on 01254 287010 and Suleman and I would be more than happy to show around the hospice and have a chat.”