Two students from Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, are a step closer to their ambitions of an African adventure thanks to an Indian restaurant in town.
A fundraising night at Indus Restaurant, Winsover Road, raised at least £250 for friends Sean Agar (13) and Bradley Froggatt (14) who need £2,300 each to go to Tanzania and take part in a community project in summer 2015.
Their teacher Sharon Caress said: “The whole idea of the trip is to spend time walking and camping, but there’ll be no mobile phones, no computers and none of life’s luxuries.
“Bradley and Sean will also have to do without their parents for two weeks while they are on a project in Tanzania where they could be working with children in a school, making bricks so that another team can come out and do building work or do some maintenance work themselves.”
Lisa Agar, Sean’s mum, said: “Indus Restaurant allowed my son and Bradley to have a portion of the takings from the night and they also gained some more sponsorship from the people who were kind enough to come.”