Students pedal power raises money for charity trip
A group of students from Carmel College are getting on their bikes ahead of a charity trip to Peru.
In October next year, 24 students will be travelling to Iquitos to work with The Peru Mission, a charity dedicated to helping the most disadvantaged in the country.
The students, and staff from the school, will be working on a project to improve sanitation facilities in a school. This will include mixing cement, moving materials, plastering and other manual work as well as spending time teaching English to students.
Afternoons will be spent playing sport and other activities in a local children's centre where many of the children are orphans or are separated from their families.
The students are fundraising to help with travel costs and to provide money for the building materials they will use.
Their latest challenge is a static cycle ride in the entrance of The Dolphin Centre, Darlington on Saturday 2 December from 9.30am-12.30pm to raise more funds.
Cyndi Hughes, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “These students should be very proud of their efforts. The work they are planning to do in Peru will make a real difference to disadvantaged children and I would urge everyone to come along on Saturday to support them.”
Anyone who wants can support the students with their fundraising is asked to call the college on 254525.