Chaser boy joins Caritas for Project Compassion launch

Caritas Australia "flipped" out with a well known ally to launch their annual fundraising appeal, Project Compassion.

The Chaser's Julian Morrow joined school students yesterday to launch the appeal - helping out tossing some tasty pancakes to combat poverty.

"We've made war on everything else, so I'm happy to add poverty to the list," Mr Morrow said.

"I feel a great affinity with people who work to eliminate global poverty like Bono and Bob Geldof, because I'm a self-important tosser too.

"And what better way to solve poverty than by eating pancakes! It is my firm belief the only true way to alleviate poverty is to eat as many pancakes as possible. I never knew fighting poverty could be so delicious."

All funds from Project Compassion go to assisting Caritas Australia work with the most marginalized and impoverished in our world, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Mr Morrow also called on other Australians to support the cause.

Caritas chief Jack de Groot said there are many ways to support the appeal.

"Individuals, schools, communities and everyone can get involved in supporting us to challenge poverty," Mr de Groot said.

The appeal runs from today until to Easter Sunday. To donate to Project Compassion call 1800 024 413 or donate online.

The Chaser joins Caritas in war on Poverty…and pancakes! (Caritas 04/02/08)

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Caritas - Project Compassion

6 Feb 2008