A mosque has donated thousands of pounds to provide specialist equipment for children in hospital.

Harrow Central Mosque donated £11,000 to the London North West Healthcare Charity and staff on Chaucer Ward of Northwick Park Hospital.

The money will be spent on sensory and communications equipment for children in the ward who have special needs.

More than 2,000 children and young people with learning and developmental needs across Harrow benefit from the service which provides physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy.

Chairman of Harrow Central Mosque, Nasir Bashir Warsi, explained the reasoning behind the donation. He said: “It is imperative the Muslim community engages with the wider community and shows its kindness by supporting much needed local services in and around Harrow.

“The generosity of Harrow Muslim community is evident from the size of this donation and we hope this continues.”

Dame Jacqueline Docherty, Chief Executive of London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust said: “We are extremely grateful for this donation from Harrow Central Mosque and our local Muslim community as an appreciation for the service. We owe everyone who contributed a huge thank you.”

Harrow Mosque have also expressed an interest in working closely with the charity for further fundraising and educational talks at the mosque about healthcare.