Students get in a lather for Challenge cash

Year 12 World Challenge students  Nancy Bibby, Alex Stamp, Oliver Kuhl, Thomas Williams, Charlie Barrett, William De'Ath and Emma Jakins
Year 12 World Challenge students Nancy Bibby, Alex Stamp, Oliver Kuhl, Thomas Williams, Charlie Barrett, William De'Ath and Emma Jakins
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Teachers at De Aston School had the treat of having their cars washed - for a small price, of course.

As part of their World Challenge Fundraising drive, Year 12 students Nancy Bibby, Alex Stamp, Oliver Kuhl, Thomas Williams, Charlie Barrett, William De’Ath and Emma Jakins washed and valeted 30 cars.

And by charging £5 for an exterior wash and £10 for exterior and interior clean, the group raised more than £200.

The students raised a further £840 with two bag packing events at some of the area’s larger supermarkets.

More bag packs are planned and they will also be organising a ball for Year 9 pupils.

The World Challenge Expedition will see ten students travel to Uganda and Rwanda this July.

Eight days will be spent taking part in a community project.

During that time, they will be working in the city of Rwamanga, in eastern Rwanda, with the organisation AVEGA AGAHOZO, which was founded by 50 widows - all genocide survivors - to bring hope and life to those affected by the mass killings.

The students will be helping rebuild the community, working mainly at the school - redecorating and putting up shelters.

But it won’t all be hard graft for the teenagers.

They will also be taking part in a safari and travelling north to Uganda’s Ruccochi Falls for the trekking phase.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the fund, can 
call De Aston: 01673 843415.