40 Hour Famine in focus

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James Hargest College pupils will be collecting for the World Vision 40 Hour Famine this year, led by Grace Dudfield (left) and Breeanna Rawlinson (both 17), from Invercargill.

FOLLOWING great success last year, James Hargest College senior campus pupils are fundraising for the World Vision 40 Hour Famine again this year.

Fundraising leader and Year 13 pupil Grace Dudfield (17) said fundraising would start tomorrow

“We wanted to get the public more involved this year, for them to see Hargest [pupils] out and about in the community over the weekend,” she said.

“We’ll be out with donation buckets on Saturday and runing barbecues outside Mitre 10 Mega and The Warehouse on Sunday.

Last year James Hargest pupils (juniors and seniors) raised about $11,500 for Syrian children living in refugee camps in Jordan.

They raised one of the highest amounts in the country and won a World Vision leadership training scholarship for their school.

Grace, who was then a Year 12 pupil, was selected to attend the leadership training in Auckland last September.

Year 12 pupils were selected for the leadership course so they could return to lead fundraising campaigns at their schools the following year.

This year’s annual World Vision 40 Hour Famine is again raising funds to help Syrian child refugees.

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