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The Fast and the Curious…… FAST-A-THON Tuesday 19th March 2024


The Fast and the Curious…… FAST-A-THON Tuesday 19th March 2024

Thank you for pledging to fast with millions of other Muslims around the world and for agreeing to go hungry for a day so someone else won’t have to!

As you may be aware, during Ramadan Muslims fast for 30 days from dawn to dusk. Fasting includes refraining from all food and drink, even water and smoking. It also includes refraining from sexual activity. Furthermore, it’s about trying to stop the negative things in your life which you do and focusing on more positive things, enhancing your gratitude mindset, whilst also developing empathy for those less fortunate. It is about becoming connected with other human beings, locally and globally. It’s more of a mental detox than a physical one!

As part of this pledge we are asking you to donate your lunch money as a minimum (you may wish to get sponsored to raise more money) and join us in not eating or drinking for one day, but to also think about others who are less fortunate and to detox from those things in life that seem stressful. We want you to feel pride in your ability to self-control. There are restrictions to fasting, please see the end of this leaflet to see if any apply to you.

  • For the full experience pledge to fast from 4.34am until 6.19pm
  • Or pledge to fast symbolically:
  • 30am-6.19pm

We want you to remain Fast and Curious! Not Fast and Furious!

This is not a race, do whatever you are comfortable with, it is a self-challenge.

Please note: If you choose to fast from 4.34am you should wake up to eat and drink at 4am and then go back to sleep. Furthermore, if at any-time you feel unwell there is no shame in breaking your fast. 

There are certain restrictions to fasting, these include:

  • If you have medical conditions
  • If you have a period
  • If you are breast feeding
  • If you are pregnant

 If one of the above restrictions apply to you, you should not fast, but you could pledge to support someone else, and you are welcome to join us for dinner.

If you have any questions please contact gillian.reid@northlindsey.ac.uk or farzana.khanum@northlincs.gov.uk


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Date: March 19, 2024
Time: 04:34 - 18:19
Location: UCNL

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