teenagers to cycle 50 miles for African kids charity
fundraising teenagers from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are set
to cycle 50 miles on Sunday (19th March) to support a group of African
Randall, Sophie Brady, Tilly Randall and Lilly Keeley-Watts, all
pupils at King Alfred School, will be riding across Somerset to
help the Singing Children of Africa - a group of needy children
who viisted the Burnham-On-Sea area last year.
girls were so inspired by these amazing children and the way in
which they live that they wanted to do something to raise money
for the charity," said one of the parents, Wendy Randall.
money raised will be used to put these young African children through
school and give them an education that they otherwise wouldn't have."
girls have never done anything like this before and have had to
train every weekend, sometimes in terrible weather."
group added: "Over the course of two years all four of us have
become involved with The Singing Children of Africa. As well as
forming unconditional friendships, we have learnt many things from
the children, including their way of living, and passionate outlook
have given us the inspiration to raise money for them, to help them,
and just generally try and make a difference. After inviting members
of The Singing Children of Africa to stay in our homes with us,
we felt that we wanted to go even further."
time that we spent with the children was not only eye-opening but
also a once in a lifetime opportunity that we will never forget.
We are not only host families to the children, we are also best
time in Somerset brought us together as a family, creating memories
that will last forever more. The children's companionable ways have
encouraged us to go even further. We want to make a difference."
will be cycling over 50 miles around the Somerset levels, including
a very challenging route through Cheddar!
group has an online sponsorship and fundraising page which is available
details about the work that the charity does is also available on
their website at educatethekids.com