Friends on roll for ad­ven­ture

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

TWO school friends raised more than £900 for a vol­un­teer­ing trip to In­dia by or­gan­is­ing a roller skat­ing event.

Jack Sav­age, 14, and Henry Moores, 13, who have been friends since at­tend­ing Hollinhey Pri­mary School in Sut­ton, 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.

The lat­est event was 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.

It fea­tured a raf­fle and cake stall to help boost funds.

Jack’s mum Kirsty Sav­age, who lives with her son in Sut­ton, said it was a great suc­cess.

She said: “The boy’s skat­ing event went bril­liantly.

“We had lots of peo­ple turn up and en­joy a night of skat­ing,

“There were adults too as well as the chil­dren.

“Andy and Rachael of MAC Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre were fan­tas­tic in their sup­port of the boys, and with the ticket sales, raf­fle and cake stall the to­tal raised on the night was just over £900 which will be split evenly be­tween Jack and Henry.

“This has been a big boost to­wards their tar­get.”

Fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties also in­cluded a stall at the Hollinhey Pri­mary School Christ­mas Fair.

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.

It prom­ises to be a trip of a life­time as high­lights in­clude hik­ing through the world’s high­est tea plan­ta­tion, vis­it­ing the Pam­padum Shola Na­tional Park in search of wildlife, tak­ing in the cul­ture of In­dia and cruis­ing the back­wa­ters of Ker­ala on a house­boat, stop­ping off along the way to ex­plore tem­ples and small vil­lages.

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.

“Ev­ery­one has been re­ally sup­port­ive and we thank ev­ery­one who came along to the skat­ing event.”

●● The event was held at MAC Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre, on Goodall Street

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