Help Bedford schoolgirl raise money for volunteer trip to Tanzania

Abigayle Ojo

A Bedford schoolgirl is organising a charity dinner and dance to help raise money for a volunteering expedition to Tanzania next summer.

15-year-old Abigayle Ojo is a pupil at Mark Rutherford School, and she needs to raise £4,500 in order to take part in the Camps International expedition.

During the four week trip, Abi and her group will help build a house, dig water wells and teach English.

“I want to help make a difference to the lives of some of the most deprived Tanzanian’s who have no access to basic necessities such as, clean drinking water, sanitation, education or even a home,” said Abi.

The schoolgirl has already raised over £700 and has arranged the event at Church Lane Community Centre to add to her total.

The dinner and dance takes place on Saturday 5 October and includes a three course meal, sponsored by Sacha’s Kitchen, and entertainment from DJ Brownings and DJ Frenchy.  Tickets are £30 per person and under 15s are £10. Family tickets are available for £65.

Although Abi has regularly raised money for Children in Need, she’s never attempted to do something as huge as this before.
“I am extremely excited to be able to a part of this awesome experience and looking forward to this life changing opportunity not just for me but mainly for those I’ll be leading a helping hand to,” said Abi.
“At the dinner and dance I am hoping to bring lot of people together to enjoy some amazing food, entertainment which fundraising for a great cause.”
You can find out more at Abi’s website here.

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