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Generous Shannen hosts family fun day in aid of Costa Rica trip

Shannen Avis will join fellow Longdean School students on a World Challenge trip to Costa Rica in the summer of 2014

Shannen Avis will join fellow Longdean School students on a World Challenge trip to Costa Rica in the summer of 2014

A kind-hearted teenager from Longdean School has planned a pub family fun day in aid of her school’s World Challenge project.

Shannen Avis, who lives in Northend, Hemel Hempstead, has organised entertainment including a bouncy castle, barbecue, tombola and children’s games at the Red Lion pub, Nash Mills, from noon until 4pm on Sunday.

There will also be a visit from a fire engine between 1pm and 3pm, where youngsters will be able to sit in the cab and try on fireman’s outfits.

Shannen, 15, must raise £2,500 by next summer if she wants to fly with fellow Longdean students to San Jose, Costa Rica, and lend a hand to the locals.

She said: “We should give more to them. They have nothing and we have everything. We need to have a greater respect for the world.”

Shannen has already raised £700 through dog walking, babysitting, car washing and bag packing at the local supermarkets.

 

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