BRADFORD fundraiser Nazim Ali has once again delivered gifts to sick children at Airedale Hospital over the Easter holidays.

The visit is Nazim’s 25th visit to Bradford district hospitals’ children’s wards over the past nine years and the 6th visit during the pandemic.

Nazim collects gifts for sick children during Easter, Christmas and in celebration of Eid Ul Fitr, Eid Ul Adha and the birth date of Prophet Muhammad.

He said he wanted to thank Shiraz Ahmed and Fairaz Ahmed of Bradford-based Saveco Cash & Carry for their kind and selfless on-going support.

He has taken along 300 gifts for all the children on ward 17 saying: “It shows that people in the wider community do care.”

Receiving the gifts, Ruth Matthews, play specialist at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Thank you Nazim and Saveco Cash & Carry for your kindness and generosity this Easter. The support for our patients, especially at holiday times is so important. We are extremely grateful.”

Nazim said he himself spent a significant amount of time in hospital as a child when he suffered from TB and can empathise with children who have to spend time in hospital.

He added he was grateful to his friend Haji Na'eem Akhtar for assisting him in the selection of the multi age-range gifts for the girls and boys.