Hi everyone Did you know that in 40 hours Australians spend.......? a.. More than $4.1 million on chocolate confectionery b.. More than $3.2 million on CDs and records c.. Almost $9.8 million on hygiene products, haircare and cosmetics d.. More than $3.7 million just to pay the intereston credit card debts More alarmingly in 40 hours Australians purchase 7 million fast food meals, coming in at a staggering $31.8 million. By giving up some of these luxuries for 40 hours, you can make a huge difference to the lives of those less fortunate. The World Vision 40 Hour Famine is on again from 8pm Friday 16 May to noon Sunday 18 May. World Vision is urging Australians to take part as a team this year, whether it's with your friends, school or uni mates or fellow members of your sporting or cultural club. 40 hours without sufficient food or drink seems almost impossible for us but this is a brutal reality of everyday life for the 11 million people in Ethiopia facing starvation. This year World Vision's target is $5 million, a target that is achievable when we consider the above figures. Since the introduction of the 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. 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.