Fund-raising continues after trip cancelled due to terror alert

Students taking part in fund-raising Credit: ITV News Anglia

A group of students have continued fund raising despite being told that a charity trip they had worked hard for would not go ahead.

The youngsters from Acle Academy and three other Norfolk schools were due to visit an orphanage and schools in Nairobi later this month with Norfolk-based charity Rise.

They were to take out books, clothing, blankets, sports equipment and stationery and help out in classrooms.

The trip was cancelled last week amid media coverage focusing on concerns about the threat of terrorism in parts of Kenya.

On Saturday students, parents and staff spent six hours at Sainsbury’s St Nicholas Road store in Great Yarmouth packing bags in return for donations. They raised nearly £300 for Project Porridge which will go towards feeding some of Kenya’s poorest children.

Over the last six months the group has raised around £13,000 towards the trip and for Project Porridge.

Group leaders are working on how to get the items they have collected to Kenya. They hope they will able to arrange an alternative charity trip for the students.