Teenagers off to build school in Ghana are honoured

Duo receive charity prizes

TWO Halton teenagers have won awards for their efforts to help to fund a school building expedition in Africa.
Rebecca Buck and Amy Roberts were both awarded Haltnn Global Business Awards for raising the money needed Cor their trip to Ghana, where they will help to construct and decorate a new school building.
Both girls are fire cadets with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and havfi been selected along with 10 other county cadets for the African adventure.
However, they first had to help to raise the £40,000 needed for the project and received the award for their efforts.
Rachel Robinson, head of performing arts at Failfield High School, will also travel to Ghana in her role as a fire cadet leader.
She said: The aim for each cadet was to raise approximately £2,000 each. Rebecca and Amy managed to raise this amount within six months
We earned out numerous activ­ities in order tu collect the funds, including bag-packing, raffles, Christmas tree deliveries in Delamere Forest, sponsored walks and much more.

She added: "We go out to Abor-dahi, Ghana, on July 22 to not only build the school, but decorate, furnish and take part in the opening of the school when we will be expected to sing, dance and take part in the celebration!"


GLOBAL AWARDS: Teacher and fire cadet leader Rachel Robinson, Amy Roberts and Becky Buck, both 16, won awards for raising money for their trip to Africa.


Article and Pictures Courtesy of the Widnes Weekly News