50,000 Aussies sign to end world poverty

Sandi McGhie recently got back from the road trip to conquer poverty. Picture: Matthew Poon www.communitypix.com.au d399995
Sandi McGhie recently got back from the road trip to conquer poverty. Picture: Matthew Poon www.communitypix.com.au d399995

They returned home two weeks later with more than 50,000 signatures towards their cause.

South Lake resident Sandi McGhie was one of those adventures taking on the Roadtrip to End Poverty, a youth movement calling on Australians to do their fair share in the fight to end poverty.

The vision of the campaign was to get 0.7 per cent of the gross national income by 2020 put towards aiding poverty-stricken countries.

‘During the seven days we spoke to the pubic about what we were doing in the hope that they would join the movement and sign our petition which did really well in getting 50,000 petition signatures,’ she said.

‘It was such an incredible experience and something that I think makes you realise a lot about what we have and how passionate young people actually are to help others.’

Visit www.facebook.com /theroadtripAU .