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Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Bolton School Sixth Form student David Edwards is one of several
boys giving up their afternoons to raise money for the Sean
Devereux Trust, which aids children in Africa.
Year 13 pupil David is part of Chorley House at Bolton School
Boys' Division, whose Sixth Formers are being sent out to local
businesses to take on any task, no matter how big or small, in
return for charity donations. David has been working at Silk Group
on Chorley New Road where he has been undertaking
IT admin work for an hour and a half on a number of Tuesday
afternoons in return for a donation.
The money raised by Chorley House will go to the Sean
Devereux Trust which aims to offer the basics such as food and
sanitation for African children, whilst also providing them
with a better education; it hopes to provide opportuniies for
children to find their way out of poverty and become
self-sufficient. The trust was set up in memory of Sean
Devereux, who was shot dead by a hired gunman whilst working for
UNICEF in Kismayo, Somalia on 2 January 1993. Sean, who was 28 when
he was murdered, had spent nearly five years helping the poorest of
Africa's youths. He had worked first in the West African republic
of Liberia, then briefly in Sierra Leone and for the last half year
of his life, in famine-stricken and turbulent Somalia.
About a dozen Sixth Form boys are involved in the fundraising -
some working for local businesses, others doing a range of
sponsored activities, including running around the School's playing
fields 100 times, selling old computer games on e-bay and walking
to school from Ramsbottom.
The fundraising will go on to the end of term in July. The
boys are hoping to raise £1500 for the charity and are well on
their way as they have already raised around £1265.
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