Yangebup’s Chontelle Sands taking up Act for Peace Ration Challenge for Syrian refugees

Yangebup’s Chontelle Sands taking up Act for Peace Ration Challenge for Syrian refugees

RICE, lentils, dried chick peas, tinned sardines and kidney beans.

They are ingredient that do not sound particularly appetising, but for one week in June they will be all Chontelle Sands will have to eat.

The Yangebup resident, who many will know as the president of the suburb’s progress association, is taking part in the Act for Peace Ration Challenge.

The foods form part of a kit designed to reflect what is available to a Syrian refugee in Jordan.

The aim for people like Ms Sands is to take the challenge and get sponsorship to do so.

Money raised goes towards supplying refugees with food, healthcare and education.

“It is a daunting challenge, especially when you look at how little is in the kits,” Ms Sands said.

“But it is for an important cause.

“The topic of refugees has turned very political and I think people are forgetting what it’s actually about.

“At the heart of it is families desperate to survive.

“If we can get people talking about refugees in a humane way and raise some money to support them, it will be worth it.”

The Ration Challenge will run during Refugee Week, starting June 19.

You can follow Ms Sands’ progress on Facebook by searching Chon’s Ration Challenge, or donate to her effort here.

Chontelle Sands Picture: Matt Jelonek d454679