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HOLLY TO VOLUNTEER FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY IN GHANA

23 November 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

Holly Treweek, a former student, is travelling to Africa to volunteer for the New Life Ghana Charity.  Holly is currently on a gap year, ahead of taking up a place to study speech and language therapy at Reading University.

Eighteen-year-old Holly found out about the charity following a talk at her church where she learned how the organisation links voluntary workers in the UK with Ghanaian organisations to help local communities. One of the main areas of support is helping children who attend Diamond Hill School in Bortianor.

Holly said:  “We will  be using all donated funds in Ghana when we visit to support some of the poorest families in the Greater Accra area. We will replace some of the windows in the school and pilot a project looking at mental health and wellbeing alongside local health professionals.”

The charity is based at the New life Baptist Church, Northallerton and is partnered with other churches including Darlington Baptist Church, which Holly attends.  The charity provides the resources for teams in Ghana to help local people in the best way for the changing needs in their communities. Teams of volunteers visit often to give practical support, share expertise, build relationships and encourage staff.  Child sponsorship is one of the main ways that New Life Ghana fulfils its purpose.

Holly concluded: “I am extremely excited but also nervous but I feel so lucky to be part of a project committed to spreading hope and joy amongst the children and families in the area we are visiting. I hope we can make a huge positive difference to lives and futures of children in Ghana.”

Holly has been working hard herself to raise money for the project by baking for coffee mornings.

To find out more about the project, donate to the November working party or sponsor a child, please visit New Life Ghana.

(Holly is pictured second from the left on the photo)

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