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PNECET To Celebrate Ramadan Across The City

20 March 2023

Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] is set to celebrate Ramadan on a grand scale for a third consecutive year, with a weekly roadshow planned for every week during the holy month.

Ramadan is the ninth, holy month of the Islamic calendar, which is regarded as a time of reflection and gratitude for Muslims, who fast from sunrise to sunset every day throughout the festival.

PNECET will distribute free Chicken biryani meals alongside traditional dates and fresh water to members of the local Muslim community, including refugees and asylum seekers, supporting those in need throughout the month.

Throughout March and April, PNECET will have a stall staged at a different location on alternative evenings each week, handing out those traditional goods to those who are fasting during Ramadan.

The charity will also be delivering employment skills and CV training to refugees and asylum seekers to help them gain employment and build valuable experience.

A full timetable of dates and venues is available below.

Date Area Venue
Thursday 23rd March Deepdale Quwwatul Islam
Friday 24th March Broadgate Masjid E Saliheen
Monday 27th March City Centre Abrar Academy/UCLAN
Tuesday 28th March Fishwick Between Sahara Centre and Madina Mosque
Thursday 30th March Deepdale Invincibles Lounge (Break Your Fast)
Friday 31st March Plungington Eldon Mosque
Monday 3rd April Deepdale Raza Mosque
Tuesday 4th April Fishwick Preston Community Hub
Tuesday 11th April Fishwick Nimes Street
Wednesday 12th April Deepdale Doors to doors
Friday 14th April Frenchwood Jamea Mosque
Monday 17th April Fulwood Al Ansar
Friday 21st April Broadgate Masjid E Saliheen
Friday 21st April Fishwick TBC
Friday 21st April Deepdale TBC
Rebecca Robertson, Head of Community Engagement at PNECET, said: “Our Ramadan initiative last year was an incredibly rewarding one and we’re looking forward again to engaging with our local Muslim community, including refugees and asylum seekers, during the holy month by providing free, traditional goods. 
“This year, we are hoping to build on the work already carried out and provide support for even more people, by taking our Iftar offering to seven different locations in Preston and working with community leaders from multiple mosques across the city. 
“There is a substantial Muslim community living in close proximity to Deepdale and we feel that it is vital we show our support during their time of sacrifice, not only with the provision of the traditional foods but by engaging and truly understanding the meaning and challenges of fasting."
PNECET staff and volunteers are set to distribute the packs on all of the listed evenings above throughout Ramadan and further celebrations will follow at the end of the month to mark Eid-al-Fitr.
Staff will also be experiencing the process of fasting themselves with some set to voluntarily fast for one day a week, with the aim of improving their overall understanding of the holy month, as well as joining with the theme of reflection to understand and appreciate the many privileges that are enjoyed in everyday life.
For more information about the Ramadan project or to request further support, please email Mohammed Patel, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement Officer at PNECET, on

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