24/09/2010 by mcmakarolyn
Manchester Creative and Media Academy (MC&MA Girls) students have embarked on a community crusade in order to raise thousands of pounds for their Moroccan adventure of a lifetime.
The kind-hearted group of 15 students have put together several fundraising events, and this Saturday (25th September) they have arranged a bag packing event at the ASDA store in Harpurhey.
The pupils have already done raffles, sold tickets for a MC&MA drama production and will be taking part in a sponsored walk as part of the training for their exciting trip.
They are also selling ‘Tickled Pink’ Ribbons for breast cancer around the Girls’ Academy.
The girls must raise £1395 each for their World Challenge trip next April.
A unique experience
Their voyage will involve trekking in the stunning High Atlas region of Morocco and climbing North Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Toubkal.
The students will also undertake renovation and teaching work in a rural school, have the opportunity to experience a camel ride in the desert and watch the sunset and sunrise over the vast Sahara.
Amanda Phillips, School Expedition Leader, said: “The girls are looking for support from the local community.
“The trip will be a fantastic experience which will provide pupils at MC&MA Girls with a wealth of new skills they will find invaluable in further education and the world of work.”
If you can donate any raffle prizes or would like to sponsor the girls please contact Amanda Phillips, School Expedition Leader by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org