Mercy Regional College join Act for Peace Ration Challenge

Grateful: Mercy Regional College's Chey Beaver, 18, has joined the Act for Peace Ration Challenge as part of Refugee Week, which runs from June 18 to 24.

Grateful: Mercy Regional College's Chey Beaver, 18, has joined the Act for Peace Ration Challenge as part of Refugee Week, which runs from June 18 to 24.

Four women will eat only rice, legumes and kidney beans to raise money and awareness for refugees who have lost everything.

Mercy Regional College staff Berni Sinnott, Caitlin Rix and Claire Walsh and student Chey Beaver began the Act for Peace Ration Challenge on Thursday.

For a week they will eat a small amount of rice, lentils, chick peas, beans, fish and oil -  the same foods as a Syrian refugee living in a Jordan camp.

Chey said it had been “pretty tough learning to go without” but she hadn’t been hungry.  Mrs Walsh said while the food was boring, she was enjoying the challenge. They said it had sparked conversations, raising a greater awareness of the plight of refugees and had raised more than $3,300.

To donate go to actforpeace.rationchallenge.org.au/fundraisers/mercyforrefugees

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