Last week the Global Awareness Committee started what will hopefully become an annual fundraising event: The Hunger Banquet. The idea of this event is that ticket holders are allocated either a large and delicious dinner or a bowl of rice and an apple – or a plain but wholesome dinner – according to luck, just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty.
We were then also lucky enough to listen to Beth John from Christian Aid who spoke about malnutrition as part of a larger humanitarian crisis in places like South Sudan and Columbia.
All the tickets sold out and we managed to raise £455 to go towards Médecins Sans Frontières, the NGO Global Awareness is currently supporting. This is a great step, and along with the avocados and fruit being sold at breakfast, and the clothes we’re sending to the refugees in Calais, Bedales is increasing the positive impact it has on the global community.
More photos can be found here.
By Hebe Bartlett, 6.2