Richmond teen to carry out volunteer work in Africa

Holly, second from left, raises money for the trip.

A Richmond teen is heading to Africa to volunteer for a charity.

18-year-old Holly Treweek will travel to Ghana with the New life Ghana charity.

The organisation links voluntary workers in the UK with Ghanaian organisations which help local communities

One of the main areas of support is helping children who attend Diamond Hill school in Bortianor.

Holly, who attended Richmond School and Queen Elizabeth College, is currently on her gap year, prior to taking up a place at Reading University to study speech and language therapy.

She became involved with the charity and the Ghana trip after a talk in her church.

She said: “We will  be using all donated funds in Ghana when we visit on November 19

“This will support some of the poorest families in the Greater Accra area.

“We will replace some of the windows in the school and piolet  a project looking at mental health and wellbeing alongside local health professionals.”

Based out of New life Baptist Church, Northallerton and partnered with other churches including Darlington Baptist Church, which Holly attends, the charity provides the resources for teams in Ghana to help local people in the best way for the changing needs in their communities.

Teams of volunteers visit often to give practical support, share expertise, build relationships and encourage staff.  Child sponsorship is one of the main ways that New Life Ghana fulfils its purpose.

Holly added: “I am extremely excited but also nervous but I feel so lucky to be part of a project committed to spreading hope and joy amongst the children and families in the area we are visiting.

“I hope we can make a huge positive difference to lives and futures of children in Ghana.”

To learn more about the project, donate to the November working party or sponsor a child, click here.

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  1. Rural and scattered communities are likely to be ignored and be over-ridden by the new the proposed committee arrangements. Emphasis will be on bigger communities.

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