Get­ting skates on for In­dia trip fundrais­ing

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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

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