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Watford postmaster Himanshu Kotecha awarded for charity support from Mohammed Younis (MBE)
A Royal Mail worker who established a hospital charity presented North Watford’s postmaster with an award.
Mohammed Younis (MBE), of Bradshaw Road, presented the award to postmaster Himanshu Kotecha on Wednesday morning (February 27) at the North Watford post office, in St Albans Road, for his help and support of the charity.
Postman Mohammed began The Alma Hospital Trust in 1996 with the help of some of his Royal Mail colleagues.
The charity finances The Alma Bi Hospital, which offers free medical care to the poor in Pakistan.
Today, Mohammed is travelling to Pakistan to manage the four-day eye camp at the hospital.
This is the seventh year the hospital camp has been held, last year nine thousand people went for treatment, and Mohammed said he predicts this time it will be even bigger.
He said: "It is a very special occasion and a highlight of the year for the hospital and the people."
The hospital offers free treatment to poor people who would otherwise have to pay £200 for a cataract operation.
He added: "The poor people haven’t got the money for the bus fair, let alone the operation."
If you would like to find out more about The Alma Hospital Trust or donate visit www.almatrust.com