Himmah and Nottingham Forest Come Together for Iftar at The City Ground

Nottingham Forest recently made headlines once again by hosting its second Iftar event at The City Ground. This heartwarming gathering, organized in collaboration with Himmah, wasn't just about breaking fast; it was a powerful statement of solidarity in the fight against food poverty.

At the heart of this event was a remarkable initiative: fundraisers pledged to fast for Himmah, raising vital funds to support our mission of alleviating food poverty, educational disparities, and racism in the community. These fundraisers, driven by compassion and determination, came together with Nottingham Forest to break their fasts and celebrate their collective efforts.

As the sun set and the call to prayer echoed through the stadium, over a hundred individuals joined in the communal meal, sharing water, dates, and heartfelt conversations. It was a moment of unity and reflection, highlighting the profound impact that can be achieved when communities come together for a common cause.

Nottingham Forest's commitment to community well-being shone through their support of initiatives like 'Forest Futures', which aims to empower youth and reduce risk factors associated with violent crime. The recent inclusion of refugees from Sudan in this initiative further emphasizes the club's dedication to inclusivity and support for those in need.

Uzair Hashmi, Operations and Volunteer Lead at Himmah, expressed deep gratitude for Nottingham Forest's support, recognizing the significance of their partnership in driving positive change. Karen Swan, Head of Community Engagement at Nottingham Forest Community Trust, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the importance of events like this in fostering a sense of belonging and solidarity within the community.

As we reflect on this inspiring event, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all the fundraisers who participated in the solidarity fast for Himmah. Your dedication and generosity have made a tangible difference in the lives of those facing food poverty, offering hope and support where it's needed most.

Together, Nottingham Forest and Himmah are leading the charge against food poverty, one fast at a time. Join us in this journey of compassion and change, as we work towards a future where no one goes hungry.