Blackburn Mayor cheers for his record breaking charity campaign

This Is Lancashire: Outgoing mayor Coun Mulla cheers his charity success Outgoing mayor Coun Mulla cheers his charity success

BLACKBURN’S outgoing mayor Salim Mulla has raised a record-breaking amount of money for charity during his year in office.

Coun Mulla initially set himself a target of £40,000 to buy two new kidney dialysis machines for Royal Blackburn Hospital as his Mayoral appeal.

But he managed to raise more than £65,000, and will now be meeting with staff at the hospital to discuss how to spend the extra cash to support sufferers of renal disease.

The largest amount raised by a mayor in the past has been around £21,000.

Coun Mulla chose to raise money for the dialysis machines and to raise awareness of kidney disease because his wife and Mayoress Sayeeda had to wait six years to find a suitable match for a transplant after developing kidney disease just over eight years ago.

Coun Mulla said: “It feel amazing, absolutely wonderful.

“I am so pleased we have raised awareness of how important it is to keep fit, or how important it is to eat healthily, how important it is to check your blood pressure regularly, how important it is to watch for swelling in your legs.

“But it is not me that has raised this money, it is the people of Blackburn and Darwen, I have just been the vehicle.

“From little schoolchildren to big businesses, so many people have got involved, and I want to thank them all.”

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3:55pm Fri 6 Jun 14

editor1988 says...

Children from The Olive Primary School, Blackburn have raised a remarkable £1,000 for the Mayor’s Charity. The funds will be used to support the Blackburn & Darwen Kidney Care Appeal and will contribute to the Mayor’s campaign to provide two dialysis machines to hospitals in East Lancashire.

Commenting on the efforts of the children, Julie Bradley, Executive Headteacher of the Olive School said, “Once again, our children have demonstrated their commitment to excellence and community service, and campaigning hard for local causes. Undoubtedly, this will contribute to improving the quality of life for the many local people who suffer from kidney problems. It is incredibly humbling to see children as young as four and five, raise a phenomenal amount for charity within a few days. This is the Big Society in action.”

The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Cllr Salim Mulla said, “I am extremely grateful to Tauheedul Charity and to the children of The Olive School for supporting my campaign and raising this very significant amount. The children’s efforts are inspiring and deserve recognition. I have had the honour of serving as mayor for over a year and been able to raise thousands of pounds for the Kidney Appeal. This final donation to my campaign, from the Tauheedul Charity, will make a real difference to the lives of many in East Lancashire. I cannot thank you enough.”

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Children from The Olive Primary School, Blackburn have raised a remarkable £1,000 for the Mayor’s Charity. The funds will be used to support the Blackburn & Darwen Kidney Care Appeal and will contribute to the Mayor’s campaign to provide two dialysis machines to hospitals in East Lancashire. Commenting on the efforts of the children, Julie Bradley, Executive Headteacher of the Olive School said, “Once again, our children have demonstrated their commitment to excellence and community service, and campaigning hard for local causes. Undoubtedly, this will contribute to improving the quality of life for the many local people who suffer from kidney problems. It is incredibly humbling to see children as young as four and five, raise a phenomenal amount for charity within a few days. This is the Big Society in action.” The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Cllr Salim Mulla said, “I am extremely grateful to Tauheedul Charity and to the children of The Olive School for supporting my campaign and raising this very significant amount. The children’s efforts are inspiring and deserve recognition. I have had the honour of serving as mayor for over a year and been able to raise thousands of pounds for the Kidney Appeal. This final donation to my campaign, from the Tauheedul Charity, will make a real difference to the lives of many in East Lancashire. I cannot thank you enough.” http://www.tauheedul relief.org/latest-ne ws/olive-school-chil dren-raise-1000-for- mayors-charity/ editor1988
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4:42pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Excluded again says...

Two new kidney dialysis machines at the Royal Blackburn Hospital will be a major boost to treating some seriously ill people from all communities. Well done to Councillor Mulla for this.
Two new kidney dialysis machines at the Royal Blackburn Hospital will be a major boost to treating some seriously ill people from all communities. Well done to Councillor Mulla for this. Excluded again
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10:48am Sat 7 Jun 14

sweek01 says...

Keep up the brilliant work
Keep up the brilliant work sweek01
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2:13pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Chuck-Norris says...

Great news for all the health care tourists who've never paid a penny into the nhs but pop over when they're ill
Great news for all the health care tourists who've never paid a penny into the nhs but pop over when they're ill Chuck-Norris
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9:23pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Excluded again says...

Chuck-Norris wrote:
Great news for all the health care tourists who've never paid a penny into the nhs but pop over when they're ill
Anyone who knows anything about kidney dialysis will know that this a badly informed comment.

Kidney dialysis treatment is required 3 times a week normally for a 3-4 hour session.

Anyone moving to another country for dialysis without having all the systems and procedures set up before they traveled would almost certainly be dead well before they got the opportunity to use on of these dialysis machines.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck-Norris[/bold] wrote: Great news for all the health care tourists who've never paid a penny into the nhs but pop over when they're ill[/p][/quote]Anyone who knows anything about kidney dialysis will know that this a badly informed comment. Kidney dialysis treatment is required 3 times a week normally for a 3-4 hour session. Anyone moving to another country for dialysis without having all the systems and procedures set up before they traveled would almost certainly be dead well before they got the opportunity to use on of these dialysis machines. Excluded again
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12:06am Sun 8 Jun 14

glossopkid says...

I really am surprised at the comments on this page, why can't we be happy that so much money has been raised for the benefit of local people and this money is staying for the people of this country instead of being used for foreign lands.
Just sad!!!!!
I really am surprised at the comments on this page, why can't we be happy that so much money has been raised for the benefit of local people and this money is staying for the people of this country instead of being used for foreign lands. Just sad!!!!! glossopkid
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9:09am Sun 8 Jun 14

Reasons says...

But it is not me that has raised this money, it is the people of Blackburn and Darwen, I have just been the vehicle.


Well done to the people who donated !!!! Not me me me
But it is not me that has raised this money, it is the people of Blackburn and Darwen, I have just been the vehicle. Well done to the people who donated !!!! Not me me me Reasons
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