Volunteers Angela McKenna and Sean Sutton are raising funds to help them get to Africa this year.
Volunteers Angela McKenna and Sean Sutton are raising funds to help them get to Africa this year. Renee Pilcher

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.

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