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Thank you Jussna, Kausar and the Eastern Eye Team

Biomedical Scientist, Jussna Mateen and Indian restaurant, Eastern Eye, in Sandown have raised an incredible £1,200 for The Friends of St Mary’s Hospital by organising a tasty takeaway meal for some hungry pathologists at Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

The Friends were delighted to receive a cheque for £1,200 from the Eastern Eye Indian Restaurant at the Friends Shop at St Mary’s Hospital. Family member Jussna Mateen, who works as a Biomedical Scientist in the Blood Sciences Department of the Pathology Department, organised a takeaway meal for her colleagues to raise funds for the Friends.

290 meals were served, featuring delicious dishes such as Chicken Tikka Bhuna, Vegetable Bhuna, Bombay Aloo, Saag Aloo and Tarka Dahl.

What a lot of delicious food.

Thank you, team Pathology, for supporting Jussna’s yummy fundraising event.

Lesley Myland, Friends of St Mary’s Chair, said:

“This is the second time that Jussna and her family have so generously raised funds for the Friends and we will shortly be ensuring that they are put to good use to provide equipment and facilities which will enhance patient and staff experience.”

Peter Stockman, Head of Services for Blood Sciences at Isle of Wight NHS Trust said:

"Staff within Pathology enjoyed a marvellous meal, cooked by one of our BMS’s family restaurant, as part of a fundraiser for the Friends of St Mary’s Hospital. Our colleague Jussna wanted to repeat last year’s successful fundraiser, raise funds for a worthy cause and raise morale. All of these aims are heartily endorsed by our Team in Pathology! We all thank Jussna and her family and are pleased that the money raised will go to the Friends as they have always provided excellent support for all in our wider St Mary’s Team.’

Kausar Mateen, Manager of Eastern Eye, said:

“It was the least we could do, to provide meals to the Pathology team here at St Mary’s Hospital. All the money raised is going towards a tremendous cause, benefitting everyone in the community. Myself and my team are honoured to have been part of this success.”

Jussna, Biomedical Scientist in Haematology and Blood Transfusion at Isle of Wight NHS Trust said:

“It has been amazing to have replicated and even beat last year’s fundraiser total. I thank all my colleagues who have supported this and made this a fantastic success. Without their support it would not have been possible. We all cherish the work the Friends of St Mary’s team do and are looking forward to see what benefits the money raised will bring.”

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Lisa Brodie, Friends of St Mary’s shop manager, Jussna Mateen and Kerry Deacon from the Pathology Department, Lesley Myland, Chairman of the Friends of St Mary’s Hospital Charity and Kauser Mateen from the Eastern Eye Indian Cuisine restaurant in Sandown


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