Concern FAST Challenge

Thursday 21 November 2019

Concern FAST Challenge
Thursday 21 November 2019

Join Team Concern Thursday 21 November and take on one of our FAST challenges.

Could you take on our 24-hour food FAST or 72-hour digital FAST?

You can take part in our traditional food FAST by sacrificing food for a full 24-hours.

Alternatively, this year we are asking you to ditch your devices for 72-hours by taking on our new digital FAST. Give up your phone, social media, gaming or something else digital of your choosing!

And this year, as part of our Free From Hunger appeal, all the money you raise before 24 December will be matched by the UK government. The matched funding will go towards our work in the Central African Republic to help more children get the nutritious food and healthcare they need to thrive and reach their full potential.

Are you up for the FAST challenge?

Alida and Fiobona’s Story

Mum Alida and her only child, 14-month-old Fiobona, live in one of the world’s hungriest places - the Central African Republic. Ongoing conflict since 2012 has driven over a million people from their homes.

As a result, many people are left without reliable access to food.

Alida and her daughter Fiobona in the Central African Republic. Photo: Chris de Bode
Alida and her daughter Fiobona in the Central African Republic. Photo: Chris de Bode

Fiobona was one of those not getting enough nutritious food. A Concern health worker discovered she weighed only 6.2 kilos and was severely acutely malnourished. Her mum, Alida, took her to a Concern-supported health centre where she received ready-to-use therapeutic food to help her daughter recover.

Within four months, Fiobona had gained almost a kilo and was out of danger.

Her mum told us:

I believe that the help and advice that Concern is providing my child and me will help improve our lives for the future.

You can help

By taking part in the Concern FAST, you can help us make sure that mums and young children like Alida and Fiobona get the food, nutrition and healthcare they need to recover from malnourishment and stay strong and healthy in the long term.

We need your support to help more children like Fiobona. Just £50 could make all the difference, and could provide a full course of life-saving therapeutic food to a malnourished child.

For more information about our Free From Hunger campaign, please visit our dedicated page.

Contact our team online or call 0800 032 4001 for more information.

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FAST responsibly

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If you are FASTing from food then get permission from a parent or guardian, and a teacher in school.

If you have a medical condition, please choose another FAST challenge.

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