A TEENAGER from Bredon is giving up two weeks of her summer holiday to work with slum children in Kenya.
Lucy Woodward, aged 17, is travelling to the African nation with a Christian organisation called SoapBox from July 28 to August 11.
During that time the sixth former from Prince Henry’s High School in Evesham will be working in the Kibera slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, helping to build a school and also helping to lead various children’s activities.
Lucy doesn’t know any of the group she will be working with but they are meeting up in Wales before going out to Kenya to get to know each other.
Lucy said: “I’m excited. I’ve never done anything like this before. They have asked me to take things out like bubbles and colouring crayons.”
Lucy needs to raise about £1,700 towards the cost of her trip and and her family have been busy helping out with fund-raising.
Her mother Louise took part in the Tewkesbury Half-Marathon in May and raised more than £500 and her grandparents Roger and Gill Workman opened up their garden in Kemerton earlier this month (June) for a cream tea and raised over £800.
Lucy has also been saving up her babysitting money to help pay for the trip.