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Student’s family shop praised for NHS donations.

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A Falkirk shop has been praised for making donations to NHS Forth Valley.

Fourth-year Aneesa Dastgir’s family shop has been donating supplies to NHS Forth Valley staff.

The Maddiston Post Office and Day-Today Express has been donating drinking water, food and snacks to NHS Forth Valley to support healthcare workers.

The shop’s owner, Farhan Dastgir spoke about the donations, what inspired his family to give back to the NHS.

“We saw all the support for the NHS on Facebook and our family always gave to charity, so we thought why not.

“So we turned the shop into a hub for donations and after one day we had over £200.

“So we went to the cash and carry and picked up the things that we were going to donate.

“It was unbelievable, we were so happy with how the first donations had turned out, and we will be making more drop offs in the coming weeks.”

NHS Forth Valley praised the Dastgir’s on Facebook for their generosity.

“A big thank you to the people of the Braes and to Farhan from Maddiston Post Office Day-Today Express for delivering drinks and snacks for our staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.”

Farhan said that the best thing about the donations was seeing the community come together.

“The response we’ve had from the community is unbelievable and the reactions we’ve had on Facebook.

“We’ve ran the shop for 12 years and it is always good to see the community come together.”

The Maddiston Post Office and Day-Today Express is continuing to make donations to NHS Forth Valley staff.

Featured Image Credit: NHS Forth Valley

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