Canadian MP Mark Holland

Liberal MP Mark Holland fasts the month of Ramadan for charity

For the second consecutive year, Liberal MP Mark Holland (Ajax, ON) is fasting the month of Ramadan. In a statement in Parliament on 3rd June 2016, Holland said that by fasting he supports a charity called Give 30. The moneys people save from fasting are given to the needy.

The following is the transcript of Holland’s statement:

“Mr. Speaker, next week there will be hundreds of thousands of Canadians who will be celebrating Ramadan. In my own riding, there will be many thousands, and of course across the world, hundreds of millions. I want to take this opportunity to wish all those who are celebrating Ramadan, Ramadan Mubarak.

“Last year, I had the opportunity to fast for the entire period of Ramadan. It is something I am going to do again in support of a charity called Give 30. People take the money that they save from fasting every day and give it to those who are more needy, particularly food banks.

“When I fasted, it was an incredible experience to feel what it was like to be hungry. Of course, I got relief at the end of the day, but for many children, unfortunately, in Canada and around the world, that relief never comes. They have to make it through a day and try to learn and prepare for their future without the aid of food.

“This charity gives an opportunity to reflect upon that and use the power of Ramadan to help others.”

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Awaaz FM was honoured to interview Mark Holland on his experience of Ramadan.

Listen to the complete interview here:

 

Please support and donate to the charity for which Mark Holland, MP is Ambassador – Give 30 and help those in need. Visit the website and donate online: http://www.give30.ca/

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