Challenge highlights global poverty plight

Fremantle MHR Melissa Parke with staff Cate Anderson, Peter Woodward, Kath Longley and Josh Wilson. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d419390
Fremantle MHR Melissa Parke with staff Cate Anderson, Peter Woodward, Kath Longley and Josh Wilson. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d419390

More than 10,000 people signed up for this year’s campaign, where people pledge to spend just $2 a day for food for five days to raise awareness of people living in extreme poverty.

‘Together with my staff, I am glad for the chance to experience, even in a very small way, the kind of challenge that too many people confront on a permanent basis and in so doing to help raise both funds and awareness,’ Ms Parke said.

‘International development assistance is incredibly important in helping our fellow men and women face natural disasters, disease, conflict and disadvantage.

‘It is often literally the difference between life and death and it promotes the peace, stability and security that we all enjoy.’

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