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Hannah’s Everest trek

Posted on February 28 2018 at 1:16:13

Hannah and kids

A former Alvechurch Middle School pupil will add to her fundraising for a school in South Africa by trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Hannah Peters, aged 24, first volunteered at Amasango Career School two years ago and has since returned for a two-month stint, as well as helping to raise the profile of the school through the charity Friends of Amasango UK.

She also recently become the charity’s treasurer, in between working full time and studying for her accounting chartership.

Hannah is no stranger to travelling, having spent two weeks exploring Sudan over Christmas – putting her total number of countries visited to 46. The journey to Everest Base Camp will involve a 13-day trek, climbing 5,400m above sea level, starting on March 1.

“It will be worth the struggle as any money raised will be directly helping the children at Amasango gain an education, which many of us take for granted,” says Hannah.

“I was very fortunate to go to great schools in Alvechurch and Bromsgrove, so now it is my time to give something back!”

Amasango Career School is in a township on the Eastern Cape, with more than 70 per cent unemployment.

Friends of Amasango UK currently supports pupils by providing two hot meals a day, school uniform and additional learning equipment, and is hoping to raise money to build a new school in the future.

For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hannahppeters

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