Southend Mosques back Echo campaign

Echo: Ibraar Azam and Aqib Azam with petitons outside the Mosque. Ibraar Azam and Aqib Azam with petitons outside the Mosque.

SOUTHEND’S Muslim community has joined the Echo’s battle to keep blood testing services local.


The Faizane Madina mosque in Milton Road gathered more than 100 signatures in just an hour after Friday prayers last week.


Ibrar Azam, 44, from Southend in chairman of the mosque. He said: “We did well to collect so many signatures. We hope to do the same at the other two Southend mosques.


“We are backing the campaign because we are going to have to wait for test results much longer than we do at the moment. We can’t understand the policy to transfer it so far away, particularly as they will go first to Harlow and then to Bedford.


“What if something happens on the way? There could be all sorts of problems.”
 

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10:47pm Mon 21 Jan 13

H.79 says...

Well done to all of you. A great display of support for saving our blood testing centre.

I too have signed the petition and hope many more people do also.
Well done to all of you. A great display of support for saving our blood testing centre. I too have signed the petition and hope many more people do also. H.79
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8:28am Tue 22 Jan 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Excellent. The more people opposed to this tory profiteering the better.
Excellent. The more people opposed to this tory profiteering the better. Shoebury_Cyclist
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2:08am Wed 30 Jan 13

heartbeat says...

This affects us all as human beings first and foremost. We all have blood running through our veins and we will all potentially suffer if our local service is taken away from us. The very real threat to the health of our families and wider community should bring everyone together and it's great that the Muslim community are getting involved. I hope they raise awareness of the need for signatures to the Echo petition.
This affects us all as human beings first and foremost. We all have blood running through our veins and we will all potentially suffer if our local service is taken away from us. The very real threat to the health of our families and wider community should bring everyone together and it's great that the Muslim community are getting involved. I hope they raise awareness of the need for signatures to the Echo petition. heartbeat
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