GIRLS from a youth group that meets at Worcester Mosque have helped spread the message about the work done by a local hospice.

St Richard’s Hospice community engagement officer, Alice Spearing visited the girls’ youth group at Tallow Hill Mosque, Worcester, to talk about the hospice.

The girls decorated hand prints with paint, glitter and sequins, and glued hospice information on the reverse in English and Urdu.

The hand prints were handed out to the community at the mosque’s summer fete to help promote messages about our hospice care and dispel common hospice myths.

Mohammed Iqbal, general secretary at Tallow Hill Mosque, said: “By being involved, the children also learnt more about the hospice and the positive role it plays in our society and how it benefits us all.

"This is a marvellous way of learning and getting message across. These experiences at this young age hopefully will make stronger, connected individuals of the future."

Ms Spearing said: “The girls were so proud of their hand prints and very excited to show their loved ones at the summer fete.

"We continue to work alongside Tallow Hill Mosque to raise awareness of our free care and support.”