Fight Famine On An Empty Stomach
For Australians, 40 hours without sufficient food or drink seems almost impossible. However for the 11 million people in Ethiopia facing starvation, inadequate food or drink is the brutal reality of everyday life.
The World Vision 40 Hour Famine
is fast approaching and together with a group of friends or colleagues you can make a huge difference that could change lives forever.
Since the introduction of the World Vision 40 Hour Famine
in 1975, more than 400,000 Australians have joined the fight against famine by helping to raise more than $132 million to assist the people of Ethiopia.
This year the target is $5 million, a target that should be achievable given that in 40 hours Australians spend:
- More than $4.1 million on chocolate confectionery
- More than $3.2 million on CDs and records
- Almost $9.8 million on hygiene products, hair care and cosmetics
- More than $3.7 million just to pay the interest on credit card debts*
This money could provide more than 1,000 wells in developing African communities, immunise more than 425,000 African children against preventable diseases, and provide more than 200 kilometres of water pipe in Ethiopia to provide long-term drought proofing.
More alarmingly, in 40 hours Australians purchase 7 million fast food meals, coming in at a staggering $31.8 million. This sum could purchase 568,000 harvest packs that could provide food for a year for nearly 3 million starving people.
In 2003, World Vision is encouraging a team approach to the 40 Hour Famine
and has laid down the challenge to sporting teams, reading clubs and community groups across Australia to get on board and send the message that the days of famine will soon be numbered.
This year's World Vision 40 Hour Famine
kicks off at 8pm Friday 16 May and continues through to noon Sunday 18 May.
To find out more about how you (and your team) can make a difference visit www.40hourfamine.com
or call World Vision on 13 32 40
.* Consumer spending data is taken primarily from the Household Expenditure Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Up closs with ChloeQuestions:
60 Second Quiz
- How did it feel to see yourself in magazines or on the tv the first time?
It was very daunting but exciting at the same time. I think I was also a little embarrassed because I didn't tell anyone and my friends started recognising me and paying me out, along with the rest of the school.
- Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the modelling & tv industry?
I think to have pre conceived notions of anything is very ignorant, however, I think as a child it all seemed very glamourous to me. Now I know it's definitely not as glamorous as it looks.
- What was your inspiration to get into tv & modelling?
I was kind of thrown into modelling it was not something that I set out to do. I was discovered on national television. My agent, Ursula Hufnagl of Chic, was doing a story with A Current Affair on how she could pick girls off the street and make them into models. The Tv presenting side I guess was just a natural progression. I love entertaining people and making them laugh, so it's the perfect job for me.
- What show would you most like to appear on?
I would love to get a part on Sex in the City or the Secret life of us. Every Monday I have the girls over for dinner to watch these shows together, it's so much fun. I wouldn't mind going along to see a Jerry Springer show either but that's just my twisted sense of humour I think.
- What's next for you? movies?
I hope so. I just recently finished a film on the Gold Coast called 'Under the Radar'which comes out later on this year, so I'll see how I go.
- How hard was it to get discovered?
Like I said I didn't set out to get discovered I was just walking down the street. I was very lucky because it wasn't that difficult. If you are hoping to get into modelling I would suggest going to see some Model agencies with some nice pics of yourself. Or enter a competition like for instance the Girlfriend magazine comp.
- What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to success?
Dealing with the constant barriage of criticism from those who don't relate to what I do or who I am.
- What's a typical day like?
It varies depending on the day. Wake up, 8k jog, shower, then straight onto the computer going through my emails to see what work I have to do and for when. Do a bunch of research for the show if I'm working on [v] that day. Pay some bills, make some phone calls then go into work. Have lunch at work in between filming, I work till about 7pm come home eat dinner, watch some tv then go to bed. That's a pretty cruisy day for me actually.
- What has been your favorite part of becoming a celebrity?
I'm embarrassed to be called that, but I guess my favourite part about becoming successful is meeting the most interesting and talented people that just inspire me to want to do even more.
- Are you single? What do you look for in a partner?
No I'm not single. I love a man with a good sense of humour and a kind heart, the rest is a bonus.
- Can you tell us 5 things that make you happy?
*Making others happy
- Full Name: Chloe Maxwell (No middle name)
- Nickname(s):C-dawgs, Maxwell, Maxie, C-lo
- Star Sign: Cancer
- Favorite Food:All food!!!
- Favorite Music: Hip-hop
- Pet: Cats
- Describe yourself in 3 words: Loud, clumsy and a clown
- Best Feature: My sense of humour
- Worst Feature: My bad temper
- Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Ali G or Eddie Murphy
- Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, music, Bmx riding, watching X-treme sports, dancing
- First Job: In Bells cakes in Hornsby serving customers.
- Are you a Pub, Bar or Club kind: Pub
- What Can You Never Leave Home Without: My wallet and my mobile.
- What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning: Drinking a Cup of tea