Charity for an African adventure
A FUNDRAISER night at the Gympie Pines Golf Club this Saturday, August 4, will run in aid of two Gympie youths travelling to Africa later this year to volunteer in a sustainable community development program.
Former James Nash High School students, Angela McKenna, 18, an optometrist receptionist, and friend Sean Dutton, 19, a Sunshine Coast University business student were accepted on to the Volunteer Eco Students Abroad Program.
The pair will do 40 hours of volunteer community service in November as part of a team of 40 VESA Australian and New Zealanders travelling to Swasiland, Africa, to work with villagers to tackle community problems.
Angela and Sean need to raise more than $3000 each to pay for flights, food and accommodation, but say the hard work will be worth the experience.
"It will be a great opportunity to help others and broaden our cultural understanding," Sean said.
The fundraiser night will feature live entertainment, lucky door prizes and raffles.