Blind­folded for char­ity

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MOSS­MAN High School stu­dent Amy Will­ing is ty­ing up her hands and class­mate Rhi­an­non Schreiber-Blat­tner will blind­fold her­self as part of this year’s 40-Hour Famine.

The 16-year-old stu­dents, who have taken part in the World Vi­sion fundrais­ing event for four years, have de­cided to chal­lenge them­selves this year by liv­ing with­out their hands and eyes.

“I have done the 40-Hour famine for a cou­ple of years, it’s pretty fun and feels good to help raise money and it also makes you ap­pre­ci­ate what you have,” Rhi­an­non said.

’Last year we went with­out speak­ing, the pre­vi­ous years with­out eat­ing, so this year we wanted to do some­thing harder and more chal­leng­ing.”

Amy is proud to be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 40-Hour Famine with her friend and do­ing some­thing to help peo­ple liv­ing in poverty.

“It al­ways seemed like a re­ally good cause, I like to get in­volved and do some­thing,” Amy said.

“Peo­ple do not re­ally care about peo­ple liv­ing in poverty, we are giv­ing them a voice,” she said.

The girls have col­lec­tion tins at the Moss­man bak­ery, Nine Mile Store in Ju­lat­ten and the Moss­man vet surgery.

“We cur­rently have $35, but we are aim­ing for $1000,” Amy said.

“It is go­ing to be a huge chal­lenge, I will be blind­folded so I have to trust Rhi­an­non to di­rect me, but I will have to be her hands.”

Read­ers can dig deep for a wor­thy cause and do­nate to their girls’ ef­forts by vis­it­ing one of the out­lets with do­na­tion tins or do­nate di­rectly to the girls on­line at http://40hf.com/AmyWilling ID: 671013324 and http://40hf.com/Rhi­an­nonSchreiber ID: 671316313.

Photo by AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

All for a good cause: Amy Will­ing and Rhi­an­non Schreiber-Blat­tner

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