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Parris Goebel to join World Vision 40 Hour Famine


Thursday 5 April 2018

Young Queen Parris Goebel to join World Vision 40 Hour Famine as ambassador

International dancer and choreographer Parris Goebel will team up with World Vision New Zealand this year as the 40 Hour Famine ambassador.

Goebel will visit refugee settlements in Northern Uganda in the lead up to the 40 Hour Famine, which takes place on the weekend of 8-10 June.

Every year more than 90,000 Kiwi kids take part in World Vision's 40 Hour Famine. This year the funds raised will provide life-saving support to the hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugee children who have fled to Uganda.

Goebel says it has always been her dream to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable people. “I’m so excited to be teaming up with World Vision this year to help give the refugee children of South Sudan a brighter future.”

World Vision New Zealand National Director Grant Bayldon says having Goebel on board in support of the 40 Hour Famine will play a big part in reaching young people in New Zealand. “Parris has a genuine heart for helping the refugees of South Sudan and young Kiwis will see that and be inspired by her passion to help too.”

Bayldon says the 40 Hour Famine will give South Sudanese children hope for a better future. “We're asking a generation of young New Zealanders to stand united with the children of South Sudan to bring them essentials like food, water, shelter and education.”

Parris says she wants to help the 40 Hour Famine fundraise $2m. “It’s my goal to get as many New Zealanders on board as we can to do the 40 Hour Famine and help fundraise for these children in desperate need.”

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