Lockyer District High School takes part in 40 hour famine
WHETHER it was going without food, furniture, technology or even speaking, students across the Lockyer Valley showed their support for those less fortunate.
As part of this year's 40 Hour Famine, Lockyer District High School, Laidley High School and Faith Lutheran College raised $11,500 for Malawi.
Lockyer raised $2315.80, Laidley raised $5724 (which was double last year's effort) and Faith managed to raise $3429 after raising just over $500 last year.
Lockyer District High School year co-ordinator Sarah Ryan said after an outstanding result this year the school hoped to double the amount next year.
"Students are waiting for it (the 40 Hour Famine) to happen again," she said.
"We endeavour to raise as much as we can every year and each year the families and friends of LDHS dig deep in their pockets to give to the hungry."
World Vision fundraising Queensland team leader Kami Hazlewood said the Lockyer Valley was the only region that continued to grow in funding.
"People out here are just so down to earth and generous," she said.
Miss Ryan said the 40 Hour Famine was a student driven cause, launched by those students who attended the Global Leadership conference in Brisbane. The 40 Hour Famine has been running for 38 years and LDHS has been doing it since 1990, when $93 was raised.
LDHS also sponsors a child in Africa, for who they hold a birthday party every year, with all the money from cake sales going towards helping him.