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Clayton Heights students forgo food

Clayton Heights Students pose for a group photo before tucking into breakfast after observing a 36-hour famine as part of a campaign to end global hunger. - Contributed
Clayton Heights Students pose for a group photo before tucking into breakfast after observing a 36-hour famine as part of a campaign to end global hunger.
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Some very tired and hungry Clayton Heights Secondary students made it through a 36-hour-famine last week, but the deprivation was worth it.

Thanks to their efforts, the students were able to raise $7,500, money the school will donate to various local and international charitable efforts.

“We have now built a school in Sierra Leone and began building a clean water well,” Grade 12 student Nalin Dhillon says.

About 85 students pledged to fast from 8 p.m. April 26 to  8 a.m. Saturday, April 28 as part of an awareness campaign to end global hunter.

The students managed to pose for a group photo (above) before tucking into a long-awaited breakfast, provided by community sponsors PriceSmart Foods and Fraser Downs for generously donating juice and items for their breakfast.

The famine followed close on the heels of the school’s Reality Week, held April 10 to 13.

The annual event was organized by the school’s social responsibility club, Project Equal. Activities included guest speakers and presentations on various themes, ranging from environmental awareness and distracted driving to peer support and the Make A Wish Foundation.

“We would like to extend a huge shout out to all the students who assisted, the teachers who signed their classes up, as well as our fantastic presenters,” he said.



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