Filling The Blues
Just as my body clock and daily routine have adjusted to Ramadan hours and a new routine, it’s over and today we celebrate Eid. They say it takes 30 days to change a habit, and I guess that’s true, although I’m hoping to undo some of the habits learned over the last 30 days, literally overnight and switch back to a normal eating and sleeping routine asap. One of my habits was to volunteer for FillingTheBlues over the entire period of Ramadan. This is now the fourth year I’ve done this and you can read more about FillingTheBlues in the following posts :
- #FillingTheBlues Homegrown Restaurants & Volunteers give back during Ramadan
- #FillingTheBlues | Alternative Ramadan
- #FillingTheBlues a third year
- Ramadan in Dubai #FillingTheBlues
Ramadan has flown by this year, and whilst it seems a long time ago that it started, the end came really quickly.
Last night after handing out lots of food, drink, clothes and treats to the Boys in Blue, we wished them Eid Mubarak and waved goodbye to the buses. The guys were going back to camp for a well earned 3 day Eid break holiday. As per our tradition, we took a few group photos at the end of the evening and when I counted up the number of people involved it came to more than 30 people in just one evening.
I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed Filling the Blues over the years, and have loved how each year it gets better, more restaurants, companies and individuals want to be involved. Not only do they contribute food, drinks, fruit etc but they also get share in the joy of meeting the guys every evening and seeing how their contribution puts a smile on the guys faces.
Each year our admin process gets a bit easier and more organised and here’s a quick summary of some of the mind boggling numbers which show what’s been achieved in just 30 days.
Thanks to the support, kindness and generosity of EVERYONE involved, we absolutely could not have done it without all of YOU. Wishing you all Eid Mubarak.
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