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.