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Darlington students preparing to help AIDS orphans
KIND-HEARTED STUDENTS will help AIDS orphans during a trip to Ethiopia.
Twenty students from Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College in Darlington will contribute to a number of projects in the poverty-stricken country when they travel there in October.
As well as working to help the orphans, the group will also build homes and assist in renovating a school.
The students are currently raising money to fund the trip and are being supported by the local community.
One student, Molly Ashby, has enlisted the support of Northwood Primary School, where she used to be a pupil.
Children at the school held a non-uniform day and donated proceeds towards the trip after Miss Ashby visited the school and gave a presentation about Africa and the projects she would be involved with.
QE teacher Nancy Wall, who is leading the project to Ethiopia, said: “It was fantastic to visit Northwood and see so many of the pupils really interested in Molly’s trip.
"We would like to thank them for supporting Molly and look forward to a return visit with lots of photographs and stories to tell.’’