Published on: 11 April 2020

Smiles of joy and gratitude as Executive Medical Director, Jawad Husain accepts another huge donation from the EG Group

Blackburn based international petrol forecourt retail convenience operator, EG Group, has made another significant donation to our local hospital charity, ELHT&Me.

Executive Medical Director of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Mr Jawad Husain, and Executive Director of Communications, Christine Hughes accepted a massive cheque for £350,000, when Zuber Issa, Joint Founder and CEO dropped into the hospital’s ‘Donation Station’.

Chief Executive of the Trust, Kevin McGee said “Wow! This is another amazing donation by EG Group. They are a great source of ongoing support to our local hospital network and their help is greatly appreciated.  This donation will make a significant difference to us as we continue to deliver safe, personal and effective care throughout the current crisis, and beyond.”

Zuber Issa and Mohsin Issa, Founders and Co-CEO’s of EG Group, added “Our NHS provides exemplary healthcare given the limited resources. NHS staff work tirelessly to look after the well-being of the poorly and they do some marvellous work that touches every single member of our community at some point in their life.”

“Given the challenging times we are all facing, it has never been more relevant for businesses to show support for this fantastic national institution that makes us proud to be British. EG Group will remain a committed corporate charity partner for our local NHS hospital network.  The NHS is a blessing for the community and its staff members are heroes.  We’d like to say thank you to all of them, on behalf of our company, our staff and our families.”

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Christine Hughes, Executive Director for Communications and Engagement for ELHT talks a bit more about all the help EG Group has given the Trust and it's charity ELHT&Me in the short video below.