Feisty famine fighters will fuel funds

FACING THE CHALLENGE: Years 8s planning to take part in the 40 Hour Famine are, back, Harriet Leavesley, Christine McPhee and Charlie MacCallum. Front, Eleisha Martin, Joshua Page, Tasman Stanlake, Jed Mattinson and Peter Zuvich.
FACING THE CHALLENGE: Years 8s planning to take part in the 40 Hour Famine are, back, Harriet Leavesley, Christine McPhee and Charlie MacCallum. Front, Eleisha Martin, Joshua Page, Tasman Stanlake, Jed Mattinson and Peter Zuvich.

COULD you starve or go without something important for 40 hours?

The Margaret River Senior High School students will gear up for World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine on August 17.

World Vision representatives visited the school on Friday to talk to the students about the international fundraiser and how it helps drought-stricken people in Ethiopia.

Not everyone goes without food during the Famine – some students stop talking, go blindfolded, or give up technology or something else important to them.

At MRSHS, Kathryn Seisun will co-ordinate the fundraiser.

On two past occasions MRSHS was the top regional fundraising school in WA for the Famine, raising $6000 in 2010 and $1800 last year.

For information on the event, visit www.worldvision.com.au/40HourFamine.