Cakes and bag packing for big trip

Montgomery High School students gave a presentation to Paul Maynard MP (centre) about the work they are doing ahead of their trip to Tanzania.
Montgomery High School students gave a presentation to Paul Maynard MP (centre) about the work they are doing ahead of their trip to Tanzania.
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TEENAGERS preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Tanzania have been raising hundreds of pounds for their trip.

The pupils from Montgomery High School are fundraising for a trip to Africa next year, during which they will climb Mount Kilimanjaro and help to refurbish a school by installing a water irrigation system and doing up the playground.

Members of the team have taken on tasks ranging from abseiling down the Manchester Velodrome, putting on a quiz night and giving a talk to Rotary Club to bring in money.

They spent February working towards their individual targets to raise £4,000 each, bag packing at Asda on Cherry Tree Road for two days to raise £600.

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard also visited the school, on All Hallows Road, Bispham, to see the teenager’s fund-raising stalls, with handmade cakes, bracelets, chutneys, marmalades and headbands on sale to raise money.

The ‘entrepreneurs’ then gave a presentation on their fundraising so far and the skills it has afforded them.

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