Kids Recognised For Supporting African Children
|Picton school children celebrate their contribution to the 40 hour famine.|
Waikawa Bay School raised $903, which is enough to feed 154 children for a month.
Alex Aldridge organised 14 kids from Picton School in their effort, and they raised $648.70, which is enough to feed 108 children for a month.
Most of the kids chose to go with the classic 'no food' for their famine, which involves surviving without food for 20 hours (the maximum time if you’re aged 8 to 13 years) or 40 hours (the maximum time if you’re aged 14 or older).
Many others chose alternatives to the 'no food' challenge; they gave up television and talking instead. Some participants chose 'only rice' or 'no furniture' options.
This year 145,000 young Kiwis have taken part in the 40 Hour Famine, raising over 2.2 million for less fortunate children in Niger and Mali in West Africa.
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- Shepherd of the Sea
- A Ferry Tale, 50 Years On
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- Club Event Organiser Turns 90
- Daffodil Day in Picton
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- Reflections from Picton Museum
- Library Lines
- Writers’ Corner
- On The Beat with Constable Newcombe
- Meet the Picton Police
- Check the Specs
- Red Goes Great with Purple
- Aquaflow Finalist for Red Herring Award
- The JAB Grand Final: QCC Victorious.
- Picton's Football Club Stars Recognised
- First World Disasters Give and Need Charity
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