Preston North End and Preston North End Community and Education Trust will invite Muslim supporters to break their fast at Deepdale on Wednesday 13th April, with fresh food, water and dates to be provided for free for those in attendance.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast every day – abstaining from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset throughout the festival of sacrifice, which is recognised as being a time for reflection and showing gratitude for life’s privileges.
Preston North End will aim to bring together local Muslim residents as part of the event with Deepdale to the hub of an event that will harness the power of community.
The event will be delivered with the support of several organisations, including the two partners of the Trust’s month-long Ramadan initiative; the Preston United Youth Development Programme and the Community Gateway Association.
In addition, the Catering Co. is providing meat and vegetable biryani meals to be served to all attendees on the evening, and similarly, the KGN Food Store in Deepdale will donate fresh water and the traditional dates for all guests.
The event will be held from 6pm until 9pm in the Invincibles Lounge at Deepdale – which will accommodate prayer facilities – with entrance to be made via the North Executive Entrance on Lowthorpe Road.
PNECET Community Engagement Officer Mo Patel said: “In addition to our month-long Ramadan initiative, where we are looking to actively get out into the community and engage with local Muslim residents, we’re excited to be running our Break Your Fast event to showcase Deepdale as the heart of the local community.
“The event will reflect the holy month of Ramadan for us to show solidarity with those who are fasting, and understand the challenges they are facing, while also joining with the celebrations upon breaking the fast in the evening.
“We hope that this event can help us to further diversify our fanbase and participant-base, while supporting the continued integration of South Asian residents among our fanbase and encouraging those supporters to feel safe and welcome at Deepdale on matchday.”
For more information and to register to attend the event, please email email@example.com.