The Guidance Hub has been supporting NHS Hospitals in Greater Manchester and their frontline staff with essential items such as food, toiletries, and blankets during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

In little over 72 hours, they had managed to raise over £2,000 of their goal of raising £4500 and began purchasing and delivering essential items that the NHS hospitals in Manchester.

The first delivery took place on the 31 March and subsequent deliveries are taking place on a daily basis to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Centre Manager at Guidance Hub, Aqueel Bhatti said “It’s during the times of crises that it becomes even more important for communities to come together and show support for one another. 

"We wanted to do something that would really make a positive impact in our local and wider communities and thought what better than to actually support the people who are already serving the community during this crisis, and putting themselves in the way of potential harm to look after the health needs of the public. 

"The appeal by the NHS really struck a chord with us and we knew straight away it was something we wanted to respond to.” 

Trafford General and Salford Royal Hospital. Lead Volunteer Habib Hussain Said “Recently I was at hospital night and day with late mother, she was looked after really well by doctors and nurses. She passed away peacefully with family by her side. 

"I saw what our NHS staff go through working tirelessly with such compassion and care. As a business owner with business links via Jungle Grill, I knew we could get supplies at wholesale prices and raise money via my contacts. 

"We opted for online donations due to the current crisis, I needed help to spread the message so I contacted Guidance Hub, a local charity close to my heart. Being a British Muslim, my parents Khadim Hussain and Maqsood Bibi instilled these values within us at a young age. My wife and teachers at Guidance Hub further reinforced that we must share and help the community.” 

Shaykha Noshin Gul, Principle at the Guidance Hub added “Kindness and Mercy are at the heart of all teachings in Islam. Kindness towards your relatives, friends, neighbours, even people you may disagree with, regardless of their background, ethnicity or faith. 

"These were the teachings of our Noble Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing be upon him, and throughout our daily lives we aim to practice this to the best of our abilities, even more so during the time of crises or hardship.” 

To support their continued efforts in this great cause you can make your donation via the Guidance Hub Just Giving page here