Wednesday, August 08, 2007

African adventure for Norwich city schoolgirl

In today's Norwich Evening News:

"A Norwich school pupil will be swapping textbooks for trekking in the African wilderness and playing football with Zulus.

Army cadet Lauren McKenna is off to South Africa in the autumn to learn about other cultures and raise money for a charity in the process."
The article continues:

"The teenager, who has been in the Army Cadet Force since she was 14, has raised £1,700 towards the trip, through sponsored walks, bag packing at supermarkets and washing cars.

Of that amount, £500 will go towards flights and the remaining £1,200 will go to the Wilderness Foundation charity in South Africa, which aims to preserve the country's natural wilderness.

Lauren said: “The money it makes from these trips goes to help young children who have lost parents to HIV/Aids and allows them to go to school and it also helps farmers get a fair income from their efforts.”
Full article: African adventure for city schoolgirl

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