Council chief to give up food and drink

July 14, 2012 12:50 pm 0 comments Views: 395

Published on Wednesday 11 July 2012 09:42

Preston Council chief Lorraine Norris is urging people to sacrifice food and drink for a day to raise funds for the LEP Lifesaver Appeal.

Council chief executive Lorraine Norris is urging people to sacrifice food and drink for a day to raise funds for the LEP Lifesaver Appeal.

The Preston Council boss is planning to take part in an Experiencing Ramadan event organised by Ali Amla on Saturday, August 4 and she is encouraging people from all over the community to do the same.

Ali, 32, of Penwortham, near Preston, is a Muslim and fasts each year during the month of Ramadan.

He has organised the Experiencing Ramadan event to encourage people to raise sponsorship for the LEP Lifesaver Appeal and to give people an insight into Ramadan.

Mrs Norris said: “Fasting at Ramadan is an interesting experience and one I am looking forward to.

“During Ramadan, many people living in Preston will be fasting each day and I can learn first hand how this feels and what it means for them to go without food or drink for the day.

“It will also give me the chance to think about those less fortunate than me such as homeless people and people across the world who do not have enough food to eat.

“Eating and drinking is something we take for granted, so by making this small sacrifice I think it will give me a different and new understanding, not just about our local community and the Islamic faith, but also about those people who go without the most basic of provisions every day.”

The LEP Lifesaver Appeal aims to raise £500,000 for a CT scanner for the Royal Preston Hospital which has become the major trauma centre for the area.

• To find out more about the Experiencing Ramadan event or to register, call Ali Amla on 07872 835318 or e-mail: mohammed_ali_79@yahoo.co.uk.

To donate your sponsorship, go to: www.justgiving.com/Experiencing-Ramadan or send a text to ELEP99 with the amount you wish to donate to 70070.

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