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Rawdon schoolgirls raise funds for African project
5:00pm Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
Two friends are taking on a big day of challenges this weekend to raise funds for a trip of a lifetime to Kenya.
Teenagers Millie Griffiths and Emma Swearman, both 15 and pupils at Benton Park School, Rawdon, will be spending four weeks next summer digging waterholes for elephants, helping build classrooms and climbing Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest peak.
The young adventurers, who will be leaving on the Camps International expedition in July, have got the support of outdoor pursuits expert Mick Ellerton who is manager at Cowling’s High Adventure Outdoor Education Centre near Keighley.
He is giving up his time free today to lead them on a mega challenge day conquering Ingleborough in the Dales before abseiling Alum Pot and going pot-holing.
To sponsor the girls, make a donation at any Skipton Building Society branch quoting ‘Millie and Emma Go To Kenya’.