British non-Muslims launch campaign to experience a day of fasting
A group of non-Muslim charity volunteers in Britain's Lancashire have decided to join a campaign which demands a day of fasting to have a better understanding of Islam.
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A group of non-Muslim charity volunteers, firefighters and workers in Lancashire will participate in a campaign which demands them to fast for one day during Ramadan, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
The campaign titled "I'm not a Muslim but I will fast for one day" is reportedly in its seventh anniversary and is held to call on non-Muslims support Muslims.
Marc Hoville, a manager at Lancashire fire station stated that his reason to participate in is to reach a better understanding of Ramadan and support his Muslim colleagues.
Amy Sheehan noted that her motivation for joining the campaign is to make use of the opportunity and experience situations even in smaller scale and also gain more compassion for the issues her Muslim colleagues might face during the fasting month of Ramadan.
"This is how I can be a better employer and create an ambiance supportive and secure for Muslim employees" she said.
Sarah Roxby from Pleckgate High school said," I chose to fast because I think it is important that I experience what my Muslim students feel during Ramadan."