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Posted On: 6 July 2014 03:29 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:51 pm

Fast-a-thon raises funds for the needy in Africa

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More than 300 people from different backgrounds have taken part in Fast-a-thon, a unique charity event organised by Hyatt Plaza in co-operation with the Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF).

The Fast-a-thon took place at the Hyatt Plaza food court and the proceeds would be donated to people in need in Africa.

The programme was exclusively organised for non-Muslims and, for every person who successfully completed the fasting, Hyatt Plaza and RAF donated QR200 on their behalf for those in need in Africa.

Further, an Iftar party was arranged at Hyatt Plaza yesterday where everyone who took part in the event gathered to break their fast. Participants shared their experience of fasting for a day during the party.

The evening also offered a variety of family surprises such as free henna painting, face painting for children and free health checkups by the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).

“The main purpose of Fast-a-thon is not just to help others, but also to experience what it feels like when a child or mother is hungry and thirsty,” said Feroz Moideen, general manager, Hyatt Plaza.

“On behalf of RAF, I would like to thank Hyatt Plaza for organising this event, demonstrating that the private sector can play a very important role in helping the society and giving back to people in need,” said Dr Mohamed Salah Ibrahim, executive manager, RAF.

“At Hyatt Plaza, we will continue to make every possible effort to fulfil our social obligations,” added Moideen, thanking RAF and PHCC for supporting Fast-a-thon 2014.

The Fast-a-thon concluded with each participant receiving an appreciation certificate from Moideen and Dr Ibrahim for extending their support to the noble cause.

The charity event has been organised by Hyatt Plaza for the fifth consecutive year. Proceeds from the earlier editions have been donated for flood victims in Pakistan (2010), the people of Somalia (2011), people of Niger (2012) and Syrian refugees (2013).