Yangebup resident completes Act for Peace Ration Challenge


Chontelle Sands makes her eighth cup of tea from her last ration tea bag. Also in picture is Cassandra Clancy.
Chontelle Sands makes her eighth cup of tea from her last ration tea bag. Also in picture is Cassandra Clancy.

A YANGEBUP resident has overcome an intense case of the ‘hangries’ to finish the Act for Peace Ration Challenge.

Chontelle Sands ate little more than rice, lentils, dried chick peas, tinned sardines and kidney beans as part of the seven-day test.

The aim for people like Ms Sands was to secure donations for taking the challenge, with that money put to supplying refugees with food, healthcare and education.

“It was the hardest thing I’ve done in a while,” she said.

“There was no diversity or flavour in the food.

“Day one was OK but by day three I had crashed.

“I had brain fuzz, lethargy and just couldn’t think properly. My productivity definitely went down.”

Ms Sands, who was able to raise $1020, posted video blogs and images on social media to update her 500 followers.

Many responded with messages of support.

“It was really encouraging and helped during those moments where I knew I could have given up,” she said.

“I think the challenge opened up conversation about how we talk about refugees.

“A lot of people asked me about what I was doing and why.”

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