Three hundred young adults and students participated in World Vision’s annual 30-Hour Famine which was held at St Michael’s Church Hall on August 4 and 5 recently.
The 30-Hour Famine is a global movement against hunger and poverty where participants go without food for 30 hours to experience the dire conditions that children and families endure every day. Their experience also raises funds to care for the needy both locally and globally.
The participants ‘famine’ started in Ipoh at 10am on Saturday and ended at 4pm at Stadium Melawati Shah Alam the next day where close to 17,000 Malaysians had gathered for the countdown to break their fast.
This year’s 30-hour famine event in Ipoh was jointly organised by Persatuan Belia Faces and Malaysia Fenion Chinese Club. The event was officiated by former MCA President Dato’ Seri Ong Tee Keat.
Co-organiser Patrick Ng of Persatuan Belia Faces said the Ipoh camp collected RM24,000 from the event. One of the beneficiaries of the fund is Yayasan Sin Chew Retirement Village which is open to homeless seniors and self-sponsored seniors.