Calista mum does the ra­tion chal­lenge

Kwinana Courier - - Front Page -

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.

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Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d484230

Chelsea Par­menter was in­spired by her young fam­ily to do the Ra­tion Chal­lenge. She is pic­tured here with her daugh­ter, Ruby (2)

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