Published on Monday 28 May 2012 09:43
Berwick Academy’s 2013 Africa Partnership project funds have been boosted by another £250 donation from a local business.
The cheque from accountants Grieve West Ayre takes the total raised since January to almost £7,000.
The aim of the school project is to form a sustainable partnership link between Berwick Academy and a similar school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Once the link is established, Berwick Academy plan to make a two-week visit in the summer of 2013.
Pupils have been raising money in all sorts of ways over the past four months, and local businesses have been prepared to dip hands in pockets for the cause.
Maths teacher and project organiser Bob Cresswell is full of praise for the business community for lending their support.
He said: “This is only one of several demonstrations of the strength of local community and business support for this extremely worthwhile and life changing experience for young people in Berwick and Port Elizabeth. The sponsored walk from Beal to the Academy on June 21 has attracted the support of Perryman’s bus company, with the very kind donation of coaches to deliver approximately 500 walkers to their start point.”
He adds: “The manager and staff of Berwick’s Barclays Bank will walk with us and raise funds, which will then be doubled by the Barclays Bank £4£ charity funding.”
In collaboration with the Berwick Neighbourhood Services Department, a team of Duke of Edinburgh students will be the final group to complete the walk by litter picking the route.
If you wish to support the walk or would like further information on the school’s Africa Partnership project, please phone 01289 305083 or email email@example.com