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Students hold auction to raise funds for trip

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Highfield Humanities College unveils its new multi-million pound buildings.

Pictures Martin Bostock Highfield Humanities College unveils its new multi-million pound buildings.

South Shore teenagers are fund-raising for the trip of a lifetime with an auction event.

The pupils from Highfield Humanities College, on Highfield Road, will be travelling to Nepal later this year, to learn about a new culture, visit sacred sites and work with children in a school in one of the capital city’s poorest regions.

The 20-strong group will be working at Shubhakamana Academy School, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, and are working to raise money for their trip and to take vital equipment out to the school.

An event at the De Vere Village Hotel, Blackpool, tonight will see youngsters do a presentation about their work, put on a performance and then host an auction.

They are hoping to raise enough money to be able to take resources, including an iPad and decorating materials to do up the school’s nursery.

Teacher Rebecca Binns said: “The purpose of the visit is to help and support the school immediately but also for Highfield Humanities College to build a connection with the school.

The open event takes place at the hotel, off East Park Drive, Blackpool, from 7.30pm tonight.

Auction items include: a VIP package for two to a Britain’s Got Talent live semi final, a 4x4 off road thrill experience, a family pass for four to Dreyton Manor with hotel and evening meal, a Ribby Hall equestrian centre voucher, a VIP package for two to see musical We Will Rock You, and a visit to Donington Grand Prix.

For details: (01253) 310925

 

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