KIND hearted eight-year-old Annabelle Reeves is taking the trip of a life-time to volunteer in Africa with her mum Cheryl.
The pair will be helping a small community in Kenya for four weeks from Sunday, July 23, and they will be staying with an African family in the village.
Their work, through Projects Abroad, will include supporting children learning English, contributing to childcare, volunteering in an orphanage and working on numerous small construction projects that involve the refurbishment of a school.
Both Cheryl and Annabelle are very creative and interior designer Cheryl has worked on schools and offices in the UK – one of the reasons they picked the school care and construction project.
The trip is the first time that Annabelle and her mum are travelling abroad to volunteer and they are both thrilled to be experiencing it for the first time together.
Cheryl said: “Annabelle isn’t nervous at all, I am more nervous than her!
“It will be a really good experience for Annabelle and the children in Kenya will be able to learn English from her just through playing games.”
Annabelle attends Holy Trinity Dobcross Primary School and is also a member of Diggle Brownies, who have been extremely supportive of her trip, and she is taking her uniform to show the children.
Any donations for Anabelle’s trip would be gratefully received and will help cover the costs of visas and insurance. Donations can be made online: https://www.gofundme.com/tanzania-community or if anyone would like to donate gifts for the children in the orphanage, small toys or stationary that will fit in suitcases would also be accepted to gove to children in the orphanage.
To find out more about how to get involved with the Projects Abroad scheme, go to their website.