Willetton SHS student named Live Below the Line ambassador


Live Below the Line student ambassador Jasmin Ely. Picture: Martin Kennealey d482662
Live Below the Line student ambassador Jasmin Ely. Picture: Martin Kennealey d482662

WILLETTON Senior High School student Jasmin Ely is proof you’re never too young to help those in need.

Jasmin is one of a handful of WA high school students named as ambassadors for Oaktree’s Live Below the Line campaign.

The campaign invites participants to take the Live Below the Line challenge, where they try to survive eating off just $2 a day to raise awareness and funds for Australians living under the poverty line.

Jasmin said she signed up to be an ambassador because she wanted to make a change.

“It’s easy to forget that there are many men, women and children out there who have a lot less than we do,” she said.

“Often, their simple needs are not being adequately addressed and it doesn’t take much effort on our part to help them.

“After my past experiences with Live Below the Line, I was keen to make more of an impact, and it has been surprisingly simple.

“Awareness is such a big part of any campaign and through the spreading the word I’ve been able to share my experiences and encourage others to join the fight for justice.”

To take up the challenge, or to donate, visit www.livebelowtheline.com.au.

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