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