Bag a bargain and help teen reach travel total

Katie Morrison PNL-150724-135731001
Katie Morrison PNL-150724-135731001

A Berkhamsted teenager is holding a garage sale to help finance a trip to Kenya with her youth club.

Katie Morrison, aged 16, will be visiting Kenya in February as part of the Berkhamsted Swan Youth Centre Wamba Project.

Chair of trustees at the youth centre, Clare Muir, set up the Wamba Community Trust, a charity dedicated to helping the children and young people of Wamba, a small town in central Kenya.

Clare has led several trips, taking young people from the youth centre to visit Wamba, to give them an insight into life in a small community in the developing world .

In February 2014, she took 15 young people aged 16 to 18 on a 10-day visit, where they mixed with the community, visited schools, handed out 17 suitcases full of clothes and football kits, played with the children and played football matches with the young people of Wamba.

To take part in the trip in February, Katie, who attends Ashlyns School, has to raise £1,400.

To help boost her total, the family have had a clear-out and Katie is holding a fundraising garage sale.

Everything from bikes to books and clothes will be up for grabs from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday, August 1, at 9 Haynes Mead, Berkhamsted HP4 1BU.

For more information on the Wamba project, see www.wambacommunitytrust.co.uk