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Pupils from the Edgbaston school are taking steps to help end world hunger with a charity trek up Mount Snowdon

Posted by Julian Owen | June 22, 2018 | Events

Two pupils from Hallfield School in Edgbaston are putting their best feet forward to trek Mount Snowdon in a bid to raise funds to feed less fortunate children hundreds of miles away.

Siblings Sian Doal in Year 5 and Mohini Doal in Year 4 will be the youngest people participating in the charity walk, amongst 100 other people, on Saturday 14 July.

The charity they are working with, Zero Hunger with Langar, is looking to use the money raised to serve children in Malawi, Africa.

Mr Jag Singh, Founder of Zero Hunger with Langar, said: “'Langar’ is the concept of FREE compassionate food for all people, regardless of faith, gender, age or social status and we believe in a world where food and freedom exists everywhere – serving is what we’re all about.

“Many of us have no idea what it’s like to be hungry. We have plenty of food and water to drink - just think about how much food we throw away! Many people around the world don’t have this luxury. Everyday around 21,000 people die form hunger or hunger-related illnesses. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We are slowly tackling hunger by serving langar to those communities around the world who need it most."

“It’s a win-win situation for the children in Malawi," he continued. "We have helped them to become happier and have given them the drive to want to learn at school once they have had langar. The food we have supplied has helped many children back into schooling and reduced the number of children in villages looking for work to survive.

"Sian and Mohini are extremely inspiring children – especially to their peers. We are delighted to have them on board with us.” 

Richard Batchelor, Headmaster at Hallfield School, said: “I cannot put into words how proud I am of Sian and Mohini. They have already raised £2,000 with their fundraising, which is huge achievement.

“Their charitable work will make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged people in Africa. They have the full support of everyone at Hallfield.”

For more information about sponsoring Sian and Mohini visit sian-and-mohini-snowdon-climb

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