Martha’s mission is to change lives in Africa

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AN intrepid teenager is appealing for help to change lives in Africa.

Martha Bradley, 17, from Farringdon, is gearing up for the trip of a lifetime to Ethiopia where she’ll be living with the locals for a month.

She’ll be jetting to the East African country with charity World Challenge and needs to raise around £4,000 to fund the trip.

The Durham School pupil said: “There’s nine of us from the school going altogether. I’m really looking forward to it, I think it’s going to be hard, but so worth it.

“We’ll be living with the locals, as they do, and learning how hard it is.

“We’ll be helping in the building of buildings and also teaching children.

“The cost is £3,555 for travel and materials, but we need to raise money on top for vaccinations. We also want to take things like football tops over for the kids, so we need money to pay for that.”

Ahead of the visit next summer, Martha is planning a host of fund-raising activities to help pay for the trip.

The first is a charity rock night at Ashbrooke Sports Club on Friday, March 13, from 7pm.

It will feature performances from local bands, 27 Side Effects, Stinger, Bad Love and Andromeda.

Entry is £5, which includes free entry to a raffle.