Caring Student to Help Orphans in Ghana over Christmas
Cronton Sixth Form Health and Social Care student, Rebecca Shipway, will be celebrating Christmas a little differently this year. Along with her older sister, Caroline, Rebecca will be spending Christmas in Ghana as part of a two week Care in the Community Project.
From the 20th December until 2nd January, the sisters will be helping orphan children to read and learn English during the day whilst decorating the local community centre in the evenings.
Rebecca explained, “This is something we have always wanted to do since we found out about the project when we were younger. My Mum is a bit nervous about us going so far away, but both my Mum and Dad have been really supportive as they know it is something we really want to do.”
The sisters have had to fund the trip themselves and have managed to raise £1000 each to cover the costs through various activities and a JustGiving page. They have also organised a prize raffle, raising over £300 which will be used to buy Christmas presents for the children.
The former King David High School pupil explained, “This is an amazing opportunity for me and my sister. We will experience living with a host family in Ghana and get to make a real difference to the children’s lives out there. When I leave Cronton, I want to study Children’s Nursing at University and this will be a fantastic life experience for me.”
If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Christmas Present fund for the children, your support will be greatly appreciated. Donations can be left in an envelope marked ‘Ghana Christmas’ at Cronton Reception.