One Voice Blackburn’s ‘I’m not a Muslim but I will fast (for one day)’

As part of an award-winning community cohesion initiative, One Voice Blackburn is inviting individuals and organisations to fast for a day in 2024.

‘I’m not a Muslim but I will fast (for one day),’ is now in its 10th year, with members of the public, officials from major local organisations from the public and private sector, and One Voice members taking part.

The project won an Excellence award in the marketing section of the national Inclusive Companies Awards in 2018. It has featured over 1500 participants since its launch.   It is that time again where we ask individuals (or organisations) to take part in the community cohesion initiative.

Please feel free to gather non-Muslim work colleagues to take part in a group fast to show solidarity with Muslim colleagues.  1V would like to give you the opportunity to join us in fasting for one day whether you have participated before or would like to get involved in the initiative for the first time in 2024.

Ramadan is the holy Islamic month where Muslims forgo food and water between sunrise and sunset.

This year Ramadan will start around 10th March and ending around 8th April (subject to sighting of the moon). 1V would like you to select a day between 11th March and 8th April when you (and your colleagues) would be willing to ‘fast for a day’.  1V will then contact you to arrange for photos and social media protocols. And nearer the time will give you the timings.  1V will also ask you to complete a video blog (vlog) of your day. More details to follow.

1V would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for working closely with the Muslim community in this most relevant of months. And even more importantly – good luck with the fast!  ‘I’m Not a Muslim but I will Fast for One Day is a community cohesion initiative.

For more information or to take part contact Sundas Bakhat / 01254 676193 / 07712 233013