Diss teenagers’ walk to raise money for African adventure to help others

Four teenagers and their friends walked from Hethersett to Norwich to raise money for their trip to

Four teenagers and their friends walked from Hethersett to Norwich to raise money for their trip to Tanzania. Picture: Submitted. - Credit: Archant

Four teenagers took part in a fundraising walk which saw them carrying 20 litres of water over more than six miles.

The youngsters, all pupils at Diss High School, organised the walk to raise money for their trip to Tanzania next summer.

They will help to improve the quality of life for local communities.

Freya Mckeating, Rebecca Hindle, Lauren Armour, Rebecca Timson-Sheppard and Oliver Niblett (who could not take part in the walk) will spend four weeks in the east African country as part of CAMPS International.

They chose to carry the water from The Park Farm Hotel in Hethersett to The Forum in Norwich as it represents what the average Tanzanian has to do every day.


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Freya, 15, said: 'It went really well and we were really impressed with how many people turned up.

'It was really enjoyable and it was nice for people to see what 20 litres of water is.

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'It was a big eye opener for how heavy it is for people over there to carry and how precious water is.'

The teenagers set off at 10.30am and were joined by 12 of their friends and family.

The pupils are aiming to raise £4,000 each to pay for their trip and their charity walk raised £400.

Are you taking on a challenge? Email rebecca.murphy@archant.co.uk

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