Jeff Smith

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Jeff Smith takes part in Fast-a-thon Challenge to raise awareness of crisis in Syria

This Friday, Manchester Withington MP Jeff Smith will fast as part of Syria Solidarity UK and Rethink Rebuild Society’s ‘fast-a-thon’ challenge.

The fast-a-thon campaign seeks to raise the profile of the 1 million Syrians currently under siege in Syria without access to humanitarian aid.  Any money raised will go to the work of Rethink Rebuild, a community organisation based in Manchester that runs community support groups for Syrians in Manchester and advocates on behalf of Syrians abroad.

Commenting on the campaign Jeff said: ‘I’m taking part in the fast-a-thon challenge to raise awareness of the daily suffering of the Syrian people. 

I hope my fast will act as a gesture of solidarity with Syrians across the world and I wish them all the best as they observe Ramadan.’

You can donate to Rethink Rebuild’s work via the crowdfunding page here.


commented 2016-06-29 20:23:32 +0100
Not smoking’s easy! Hadn’t realised drinks of water were out, though…
commented 2016-06-29 20:20:33 +0100
Hi Harriet it’s from sunrise to sunset. You eat just before sunrise and then don’t eat, drink or smoke till sunset.
commented 2016-06-29 19:46:40 +0100
What are the rules? Is it midnight to midnight, or sunrise to sunset?
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