A group of 20 students at Hapnot Collegiate is taking part in a thirty hour famine this weekend. Organizer Laura Sparling explains the famine is a fund raising and awareness event for World Vision and the idea is the students commit to raise money with their students committing to 50 dollars each. She says they stopped eating at midnight last night and they won’t eat again until 6 o’clock tomorrow morning so they’ll go 30 hours without eating anything and the idea is that they will try to live the experience of understanding what it is to not have regular food.
The students will stay at the school overnight tonight with information sessions on poverty, games and movies wrapping up with a breakfast tomorrow morning. You can make a pledge to support the project at the Collegiate or by going online www.famine.ca and enter Hapnot to find the group.