Loughborough College students raise funds for Africa volunteering

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Loughborough College Sixth Form students are set to travel to Africa for a voluntary community project providing education to children in deprived areas – and have launched a fundraising countdown to support it.

The A-level students are planning a series of initiatives, kicking off with supermarket bag packing in the town this weekend and next and including an African food themed event, a mud run and a ‘bike ride’ to Kenya, where the group will be based. There is also an opportunity to donate raffle prizes and to become a t-shirt sponsor for the trip.

“Nine students and two staff will be flying out to Kenya in July and because this is a voluntary initiative we will be raising all the funds between now and then to support the trip,” said Aaron Savva, Loughborough College Sixth Form curriculum manager.

“We’ll be wearing our African Adventures t-shirts for all the events and activities we have planned as well as on the trip, which we’ll be publicizing throughout, and we’re keen to hear from anyone who would like to become a sponsor and appear on the t-shirts.

“In addition to teaching maths and English in Africa, we will be supporting the development of sporting activities and the building and renovating of classrooms.

“This project is helping to make a real difference to children in the community and we are all thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to it.”

The Loughborough College students will be at Tesco, Park Road, Loughborough on 10th and 17th February 2019 from 10.00 - 4.00pm If you’re interested in finding out more about sponsorship, contact aaron.savva@loucoll.ac.uk

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