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Challenge You To Fast With, acknowledging Ramadan

06 05 20 ramadan

On Monday 4 May at 8:32 pm, HR Director and Lydia Ings was joined by five colleagues from across the UK to undertake one day fast to acknowledge and observe Ramadan.

In the spirit of wanting to share the benefits of this event, she encouraged the whole firm to take on this challenge themselves. 

“It was not only a great distraction to speak with colleagues also completing their fast, but it gave me an extra push to continue and reminded me that I was not alone with what I was experiencing,” said Lydia Ings, Colliers’ UK HR Director. “I found the fast hugely satisfying; it gave me a greater understanding of Ramadan and why the fasting is so important. Throughout this, I completed a diary to record my thoughts, feelings and findings during this time; I have also published a personal article of my experience here."

Click to read Lydia's fast diary

This is one of many diversity and inclusion initiatives that are part of Colliers’ Balance in Business programme.


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