Colleague spends charity leave supporting community in Bangladesh

1 min 14 November 2023

One of our employees, Hanny Abdalla, recently returned from a trip to Bangladesh, where he spent his 2 charity leave days with his family providing a range of support on behalf of their charity, the ‘Mobarak Ali Charitable Trust’.

The truly inspiring Mobarak Ali Charitable Trust provides aid for the following activities:

  • Arranging eye cataract operations for those in need
  • Providing winter cloths/blankets
  • Helping people affected by natural disasters
  • Making donations to Sight-savers, Redcross, Save the Children, Leukaemia, Mildmay Mission Hospital, NSPCC , Concern Worldwide.

Hanny and his family raised money to help open up an eye hospital in a village called Malancha in Northern Bangladesh. This eye hospital provides 30 cataract operations a day on a monthly basis to the local people.

Without this fundraising, villagers would have to travel 2 hours to the nearest city to receive this care. The Trust paid for the building of the hospital and the employment of the surgeons, doctors and nurses. The Trust also distributed food and donated 300 Saris and Lungis to the local people. Additionally, Hanny’s children filled a suitcase full of their stuffed toys to distribute to the local kids.

It makes us very proud to see all of the different ways that our employees use their charity leave for good, and this is one fantastic example.

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