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Boston duo’s Gambia mission

L-R Pippa Saint and Rachelle Harris who are heading to Gambia for charity mission. EMN-140321-155514001

L-R Pippa Saint and Rachelle Harris who are heading to Gambia for charity mission. EMN-140321-155514001

A duo from Boston are trying to raise money to be able to fly out to a school in Gambia and help to teach children there.

Rochelle Harris, 21, and Pippa Saint, 22, who are training to be teachers at Wyberton Playschool have enlisted as volunteers with The Gambia Project which has been running for about five years now and transports volunteers and donated resources to the Banjul area.

The pair plan to offer teaching support within a local school and also assist in the delivery of resources to an orphanage in the area.

Rochelle said: “It’s something I’d always wanted to do for a long time and saw myself getting more and more involved.”

She added: “It’s a huge thing and I think that will give me a huge amount of experience.

“I think it will change my thinking to see that you can take teaching all the way back to basics.”

She said she would like to bring back the experience to show the children she teaches at the playschool.

Boston United have already donated kits for the pair to take with them.

Pippa said: “It’s not like teaching in England, we’re going to have to take a lot of initiative.”

In order to join the team and travel to the Gambia in June this year Rachelle and Pippa have to raise at least £2,000 in sponsorship.

To help raise money a charity fundraising craft fair and fun day is planned to take place at the Wyberton Parish Hall on Saturday from 10am-4pm.

During the day there are a number of activities planned including a Wyberton Playschool sponsored bounce-a-thon, a sponsored leg wax, craft and cake stalls, tombola and Easter gift bags.

Special guests Peppa and George Pig and Spiderman will also appear.

Entrance to the day is a donation basis.

 

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