Supporter of the Month June 2020

Safiya and the Support Sisters

Safiya is a Support Worker for Alana House, PACT’s women’s community project. In May 2020, Safiya had the idea of gathering a group of people to join her in her Ramadan fast for one day to raise money for Alana House. She challenged her colleagues to join her in fasting from 3:36am to 8:46pm on Monday 11th May.

Sarah, Sam, Laura, Amelia and Panda, who also work in PACT’s Communities team, agreed to join Safiya in her fast. The group named themselves the ‘Support Sisters’ and shared their challenge with colleagues, friends and family to ask for sponsorship.

Their original goal was to raise £250 for Alana House. Their fundraising was so successful that they increased their target six times and managed to raise the fantastic total of £2,390!

Safiya said: “We want to send a big virtual thank you to everyone that supported us and helped us raise money for the service users of Alana House. The donations we received will make a huge impact to those that need it.

The group is pictured here on video call after waking up very early to eat breakfast together before their fast began.

To all the Support Sisters, thank you so much for fasting for Alana House: you are superstars!

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