CMRM “bakes” a difference
On Tuesday 1 November 2011, Imam Rashied Omar and Imam Noor Salie together with some elders of the Claremont Main Road Mosque handed over a cheque for R5000 to the CEO of St. Luke’s Hospice, Priscilla Nelson. The donation came from the proceeds of the mosque’s awareness campaign, the Cupcakes for Cancer Drive, which was held during October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
St Luke’s Hospice provides palliative care to those who have been diagnosed with cancer or AIDS and who are approaching the end of their lives. A team of close to 200 skilled professional staff and 650 volunteers work tirelessly in order to improve the quality of life for their patients. They provide this service irrespective of the patient’s ability to pay. It comes at a cost of more than R20 million per year and the 12 community hospices around Cape Town depend largely on corporate funding as well as fund raising from the general public.
Imam Noor Salie, who forms part of the CMRM Imamat, has been involved with St. Luke’s Hospice for the past 16 years. He is responsible for taking care of the spiritual needs of patients and is also the chairperson of the Day Care Hospice in Grassy Park.
2011 has been the second year running that CMRM has organized the cup cakes for cancer fundraising campaign and we have increased our fundraising by 150%. A wonderful testimony to the generosity of our congregation. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone who indulged their sweet tooth in order to make this awareness campaign successful. Your spirit of giving has helped to provide some compassionate care to the lives of Hospice patients.
Please visit the St. Luke’s Hospice website at www.stlukes.co.za to find out more about the wonderful work they do as well as how you can be of assistance.
We look forward to your continued support in the future.