WITH a jump, twirl and a clap a flash mob of 40 danced their way into raising awareness of famine in Ethiopia.
Organiser Laura Bennett said participants had only practiced for a short while before staging the event at the Bridge Mall on Saturday.
“We learnt the dance the night before,” Ms Bennett said.
“Participants ranged from 12- to 39-years-of-age.”
The event was part of the World Vision 40 Hour Famine project which aims to raise community awareness and funds to fight hunger.
At the mall, even a cold and drizzly day couldn’t keep the participants away. Though most of the crowd was family and friends who had come along to support the event, a few shoppers were caught by surprise.
The dancers, who kept beat to loud music, later dispersed to collect money from mall patrons.
“It is organised by the York Street and One 2 One Church of Christ,” Ms Bennett said.
Apart from raising funds, the 40 Hour Famine is also a commuity education initiative for the youth.