A group of students at Hapnot Collegiate is taking part in a thirty hour famine this weekend. Organizer Corinne Mathews explains the famine is a fund raising and awareness event for World Vision. She says each student needs to raise 60 dollars in pledges to be able to stay overnight but the main reason they do it is to raise awareness for what happens in third world countries so the students get a better idea of the conditions that other people live in.
The thirty hour famine began at midnight last night with students staying at the school overnight tonight with games and movies wrapping up at six tomorrow morning with breakfast for the students. You can make a pledge to support the project at the school or by going to www.famine.ca and enter Hapnot at find a group.