July 2, 2011
launch £14,000 fundraising campaign for educational trip
and buckets were at the ready at Highbridge's King Alfred School
this week when pupils held a fundraising car wash.
group of 14 youngsters from the school are aiming to raise £14,000
to enable them to go on a once-in-a-lifetime educational trip
to Morocco next year.
car wash, which raised £250, was the first of several events
planned for the Burnham area over the coming months.
trip consists of ten days living out in the Sahara desert trekking
through the Torda gorge and experiencing what life is like in
one of the most secluded places on Earth," one of the group,
George Gay, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
added: "Our next event on July 19th will be a fun run organised
by ourselves when we'll run from Burnham Jetty to Brean Down."
third event, on September 21st, is a football match when our 'celebrity'
team will take on Mr Owen's XI. Our team will contain a few surprises
- the main one being an appearance by Bristol City's Scott Murray.
We also hope to have a few players from Exeter City and Bristol
will be following the youngsters' fundraising efforts.