‘Zebras’ climb mountain to raise money for Africa trip

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TWO Bourne Grammar School pupils have climbed Mount Snowdon dressed as zebras to raise more than £1,300 for a charitable expedition in Tanzania next year.

Kate Hassall, and Abi Rodgerson, both 14, climbed Wales’ tallest mountain on May 27 to raise money for a month-long trip to Tanzania, on the east coast of Africa, in the summer of 2013.

On their trip the pupils will be supporting both the local community and African wildlife, building schools and wells, planting trees, removing marine waste and digging water holes, amongst other things.

The climb lasted four hours on the ascent and slightly less on the descent, offering sunning views of the Welsh valleys.

The girls each need to raise a minimum of £4,000 each to make the trip run by Hampshire company Camps International.

So far Kate has raised almost £2,500 in total and has 12 months to find the remaining funds.

Anyone interested in making a donation can contact Kate on 01778 420261 or Abi on 01778 570307.