A BEVERLEY girl is holding a quiz night at a local pub to support a project that tackles poverty in Uganda.
Lizzy Cairns (20) will travel to Uganda in January to work on the development project for three months.
She will team up with Ugandan volunteers to tackle some of the problems facing the local community, after getting a place on the government-funded International Citizen Service.
ICS allows young people aged 18 to 25 to contribute to long-term development projects in countries like Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Nepal. The scheme offers young people the chance to develop personally and learn about team working and leadership on projects that are of genuine value to communities around the world. On return to the UK, ICS volunteers undertake an ‘Action at Home Project’, ensuring that their new skills also benefit their local communities.
Lizzy’s quiz night will be held at the Tiger Inn in Beverley on Wednesday December 5.
She explained; “My quiz night is a way of making sure developing countries can continue to benefit from the work of future volunteers, so it’s vital I reach my fundraising target. I’m also in the process of training for the Grim Up North challenge as another part of fundraising.”
To sponsor Lizzie and keep up to date with her progress, visitwww.justgiving.com/lizzy-cairns1.