FAST in your school

Join hundreds of pupils across the UK to make a lifetime of difference in just one day.

What is FAST?

Concern are asking your pupils to get sponsored to give up food, or be a ‘Digital Detox Champion’ and give up social media or computer games for a day and raise the vital funds needed to tackle hunger in the world’s poorest places.

The Concern FAST takes place on Thursday 21 November 2019.

Is your school up for the FAST challenge?

Who can take part in the Concern FAST?

Staff and pupils can take part in the FAST. Pick your challenge and we’ll be there to offer advice and provide sponsor forms, banners, balloons, collection tins, posters and anything else you need to help make your FAST fundraising a success.

What can I FAST from?

Traditionally the FAST is 24 hours but we are encouraging schools to take part in our Digital Detox FAST. Be it giving up Facebook or leaving Fortnite alone for 24 hours, we challenge you to take the challenge!

What do I do if I want to sign up?

Contact our team via the form, at [email protected] or call 0800 032 4001 for more information, to request fundraising materials and to discuss arranging a school visit.

We also offer FAST Youth Ambassador training to a limited number of pupils within the school.

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


FAST responsibly


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.


FAST tips


Help those in need across the world

  • Our mission is to permanently transform the lives of people living in extreme poverty.

  • When an emergency strikes we are among the first on the ground.

  • We go to the ends of earth to deliver aid where it's needed most.

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Our impact last year

24 M

people reached, in some of the world's poorest countries

11.6 M

extremely vulnerable people supported in 66 emergencies

£22.7 M

spent to provide life-saving aid and long term development assistance

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