Sarah Busks for Tanzania
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Year 10 pupil Sarah Ibberson has been raising money for the LivLife charity by busking in the Lake District.
Sarah took it upon herself to give up her time and play her saxophone outside the Booths Store in Windermere over two weekends before Christmas. She played Christmas carols to the shoppers for a total of around 12 hours and managed to raise £667.
Sarah chose to support LivLife after learning about the charity at school. LivLife was founded by Old Boys Max Griffiths and Sam Yates, and provides free education and vocational opportunities to children and adults in Tanzania through the charity's Meserani Centre. Bolton School has strong links with the charity and last year a group of year 10 girls went out to Tanzania to see first hand the work the charity does and to offer a helping hand. As the trip was such a success, a group of Sarah’s classmates will be travelling to Tanzania this summer.
Sarah said: “My friends are going out to Tanzania in the summer so I thought it would be nice to help out in one way which I could. Everyone seemed to enjoy the music and I was really pleased to raise as much as I did.”
Teacher, Miss Stephenson, said: “I am incredibly impressed with Sarah’s initiative and efforts. She isn’t one of the girls going to Tanzania, but she was willing to be so generous with her time.”