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Pupil travels to school prom in style thanks to Royal Lancaster Infirmary doctor
02/07/2019

Pupils often turn up to the school prom in luxury cars but one young man went about it in a most unusual way.

Year 11 student Olen Howden  had passed a stunning F-type Jaguar on his way to school for several months.

The car was always parked in the staff car park at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) so one day Olen decided to leave a note on the windscreen asking if there was any chance he could have a lift to his prom.

Olen was surprised and happy to hear back from the car’s owner, Dr Marwan Bukhari, a consultant rheumatologist for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Bukhari was only too pleased to help out and on Thursday, June 20 he met Olen and gave him a lift to the prom.


Olen said: “I thought it would be a great prom car. It was amazing.  I would like to thank Dr Bukhari for driving me to the prom and making me feel like I was on a race track”

Dr Bukhari said: “Olen is a very enterprising young man. He left a note for me behind the screen wash in a plastic bag. I was very happy to drive him to his prom.”

In return for Dr Bukhari’s kind gesture, the family has made a generous donation to a national arthritis charity.  By coincidence, it was also national Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week when Olen’s prom took place.