Media release from Wakatipu High School 40 Hour Famine

Six thousand meals for families in need around New Zealand and more than $14,000 raised for Syrian children displaced by war.

That was the end result for a group of young student leaders from Queenstown’s Wakatipu High School who did themselves and their community proud with their innovative 40 Hour Famine fundraiser which finished today (Sunday June 11).

Tired but hugely proud of their achievements, the 19 students declared it “a wrap” earlier this morning as final meals were boxed up and transported for freezing and distribution to City Missions in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, as well as Queenstown’s own Happiness House.