Three of New Zealand’s most loved young Kiwis announced as World Vision 40 Hour Famine Ambassadors for 2021

06 Apr 2021 by Evie Marinkovich, Media Advisor
Three of New Zealand’s most loved young Kiwis announced as World Vision 40 Hour Famine Ambassadors for 2021

Jess Quinn, Caleb Clarke & Paige Tapara

Three of New Zealand’s most loved young Kiwis – singer and songwriter Paige Tapara, rugby star Caleb Clarke, and model and body positivity advocate Jess Quinn – have today been revealed as World Vision 40 Hour Famine Ambassadors for 2021.

World Vision New Zealand’s National Director, Grant Bayldon, says the charity is thrilled to be working with the trio, as this year’s World Vision 40 Hour Famine looks to tackle what could be the biggest hunger crisis of our lifetime.

“On 25-27 June, this year we’ll call on New Zealand youth to help protect children in sub-Saharan Africa from a hunger pandemic, as the fall-out from COVID-19 pushes already vulnerable children and families further into poverty.

“With Paige, Caleb and Jess at our side, I know even more young Kiwis will be inspired to stand up and help make change for those who need it most.”

Paige, who has opened shows for the likes of Six60, Nina Nesbitt and Ruel, says she is really proud to be part of the World Vision 40 Hour Famine this year.

“It doesn’t take a huge amount of effort for me, or for the rest of Aotearoa, to put 40 hours aside to help the people that really need us. And yet 40 hours from all of us, collectively, can make such a huge difference. If you have the opportunity to help, you should.”

Caleb, a professional rugby player born and raised on the west side of Auckland, says when he first started playing rugby, one of his goals was to have a positive impact any way he could. 

“Helping people is one of the things that drives all I do and to think the World Vision 40 Hour Famine gives all of us here in Aotearoa the chance to support children in sub-Saharan Africa as they face a hunger pandemic in the wake of COVID-19, makes me really excited to think of the impact we can make.”

Jess, whose mission in life is to normalise being different, adds that ‘this year, more than ever, it’s so important to help those in need’.

“At times, it can be easy to forget that there are many people around the world living a very different life to us; the World Vision 40 Hour Famine not only brings this to the forefront, but it gives us the tools we need to simply use what we have to make real and lasting change for those who need it most, when they need it most.”

Those who join Paige, Caleb and Jess in taking part simply need to live without something they rely on for 40 hours, like transport, furniture, technology or food, and raise as much money as possible while they’re at it.

Every cent raised will help protect children threatened by the hunger pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Sign up today.


More on the World Vision 40 Hour Famine.
Since it started, in 1975, the World Vision 40 Hour Famine has raised more than $80 million and brought hope to thousands of children living in poverty in more than 40 countries. More than three million New Zealanders have participated in the World Vision 40 Hour Famine since it began.


Contact:
Evie Marinkovich, Media Advisor - PR & Social, World Vision New Zealand
Evie.Marinkovich@worldvision.org.nz  |  ‚Äč+64 9 583 0404