Monday 13 July 2015

Letter to Camden New Journal

Dear Mr Gordon,

I am writing to you to inform you about a sponsored fast me and four other Camden teenagers (Ryan, Oonagh, Saoirse and Lucy) took part in on Saturday 4th July. We are part of the CADFA (Camden Abu-Dis Friendship Association) organisation promoting Human Rights in Palestine and building friendship links between British and Palestinian people. I am part of the youth links team between Abu Dis and Camden and I have been involved in visits where Palestinian children have come to London. We decided as a team that a form of raising money for the charity could be taking part in a day of Ramadan. As all of us had never fasted before, we found the experience a lot harder than we expected. It was a hot day and as we couldn't drink anything including water we found the experience very challenging. At the end of the day we all met up in a restaurant in Kentish town with other CADFA members and volunteers, including those who celebrate Ramadan every year, to break our fast.

After taking part in the sponsored fast we now have a lot of respect for those who fast for the entire month and we have a greater understanding of the importance of Ramadan for Muslims. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Yours sincerely, 
Sorcha Fletcher 

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