Leigh schoolgirl heading to Syria to help refugees

Ella Masri Photo: ITV Granada

The plight of people fleeing the horrors of war-torn Syria has prompted one Leigh schoolgirl to take action. Ella Masri is now hoping to head to one of the region's biggest refugee camps to do all she can to help.

Bedford High School student Ella, 16, will jet out to Jordan in a few weeks time to provide aid at the massive Zaatari refugee camp which has sprung up in the wake of the Syrian Civil War.

Ella and her friends will be doing carwashes and bake-offs Credit: ITV Granada

But first she has to raise £2000 to get there. Over the next few weeks she and her friends will be doing carwashes and bake-offs to get the money to make her trip happen.