Raising money for ‘life-changing’ trip to Uganda

Rohan shop in Butcher Row, Beverley. 17-year-old students, Alice Walmsley (Pictured left) and Martha Tate, are raising money towards an expedition to Uganda
Rohan shop in Butcher Row, Beverley. 17-year-old students, Alice Walmsley (Pictured left) and Martha Tate, are raising money towards an expedition to Uganda

Two adventurous Beverley students are raising money to fund a volunteering expedition to Uganda.

Alice Walmsley and Martha Tate (both 17), are planning to spend a month in Uganda next summer to work with a project called Camps International.

The girls, both students in the Joint Sixth Form of Beverley High School and Beverley Grammar School, have to raise £3,820 each to fund their place in the expedition.

They have already been busy raising money during the summer holidays and are planning more fund raising events in the months ahead.

They have already raised around £1,000, including £550 from a bag packing day at Morrisons supermarket in Beverley.

The girls are also being supported by the town’s Rohan store, where the pair are selling raffle tickets to win one of the company’s walking jackets worth £188.

They are also selling buns at school, and holding car boot sales.

Martha explained that over half of the money they raise for the trip will be ploughed back into community projects in Uganda.

While they are there, she and Alice will be working on four different projects, with themes of helping the community, the environment, wildlife and adventure.

The work they will undertake will include helping to build schools and teaching English; a five-day trek up Mount Elgon, the tallest mountain in Uganda; helping to plant trees and helping at a rhino sanctuary.

Martha said the trip will not be a holiday, but the experience of a lifetime.

“We both think it will be a life changing experience and we will learn so many new skills,” she said.

“With us going to university next year we think it will be something to remember for the rest of our lives.”