Kirsty bids to reach fund-raising target

Ryan Potter and Kirsty Atkins, wearing their sponsorship T shirts, hoping to raise cash  to fund a trip to Kenya to take part in community work helping African school children.
Ryan Potter and Kirsty Atkins, wearing their sponsorship T shirts, hoping to raise cash to fund a trip to Kenya to take part in community work helping African school children.
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AN enterprising St Helens schoolgirl is organising a fund-raising bash to help her and her friends jet out to Kenya on an extra-special charity mission.

Sutton Academy pupil Kirsty Atkins, 16, hopes a charity event at St Joseph’s Social Club in Peasley Cross this Sunday (March 27) will help her to reach her daunting fund-raising target.

If she, and a group of seven other Sutton Academy pupils, reach their £750 goal by April 1, they will be able to fly out to Kenya in October with Camps International to help impoverished children over there.

Kirsty, of Sutton, (pictured with pal Ryan Potter) said: “The fund-raiser will start at 3pm and go on until about 10pm. There will be a quiz, a bouncy castle gladiator duel, a raffle and a disco and karaoke in the evening. Seeing all the images and videos of what it’s like for children in Kenya has inspired us to do everything we can to go out there and do our bit.

“If we do get to go we will be carrying out community work, visiting orphanages, making food and just spending as much time as we can with the locals.”

Tickets for the St Joseph’s fund-raiser cost £3 in advance and £5 on the door. Call 07770 368675 for advance tickets.