Getting skates on for India trip fundraising
A HIGH school pupil is organising a roller skating event as part of efforts to raise money for a volunteering trip to India.
Jack Savage, 14, from Sutton, with his friend Henry Moores, 13, from Macclesfield, are part of a group of students at Macclesfield Academy taking part in the trip to south India next year.
They will be helping out in the slums of Chennai and a community near Kerala.
The boys need to raise £2,895 each so have to take part in fundraising activities. They had a stall at the Hollinhey Primary School Christmas Fair, the school they both used to attend.
Jack has organised ingenious events including a competition where he put a wind up clock in a box and asked people to pay £1 per minute to guess what time the clock would stop on.
The next event is a roller skating evening at MAC Activity Centre, a community interest company on Goodall Street which aims to improve recreational facilities for the people of Macclesfield.
Jack said: “We would just like to say, we can’t believe how lucky we are, firstly, to be given such a great opportunity to make a difference to the peoples lives in India and want to say thank you to Macclesfield Academy and finally to be supported enormously by the team at The MAC for their generosity in allowing us to do this fundraiser and hopefully raise lots of money.
“We would also like to thank everyone who has supported us by buying tickets.
“Fingers crossed for a great night.”
On the trip the boys will help teach children at a school and work alongside tribal ethnic groups in Kerala helping build a house for a family.
Jack’s mum Kirsty said: “The boys have lots of fundraising to do so it’s a challenge for them, but they’re doing really well and I’m very proud of Jack.
“He has done some odd jobs for friends and neighbours to raise money.
“Their latest event is being supported by MAC Activity Centre which has been really supportive.”
The roller skating event with raffle and cake stall is on Tuesday, January 26.
Everyone is welcome. The sessions are 4pm to 5.30 and 6pm to 7.30pm. Tickets cost £4 available from 07798 728775.
Henry Moores, aged 13, from Macclesfield, and Jack Savage, aged 14, from Sutton