Calista mum does the ration challenge
A 420g BAG of rice, a tin of sardines, a handful each of chick peas and red lentils, a tin of red kidney beans and 300ml of vegetable oil is all you have to live off for the rest of the week. Could you survive? This is the reality for Syrian refugees trying to flee their war-torn country and one Calista woman was determined to walk in their shoes, doing the ‘Ration Challenge’ to raise money during Refugee Week, June 17 - 24.
Chelsea Parmenter was motivated by her young family to take on the challenge.
“I have a young family and I wanted to set an example for them - some families have to live like this,” she said. “It was really eyeopener to do it for a week then realise this is people’s reality all the time.
“This could be anyone’s position, particularly with the way the world is at the moment - I could not imagine it.”
Money raised from the challenge will help supply food, medicines and education for Syrian refugees living in camps in Jordan.
Donate at my.rationchallenge.org.au/chelsea-alice
Chelsea Parmenter was inspired by her young family to do the Ration Challenge. She is pictured here with her daughter, Ruby (2)