Clothing clearouts to raise teens’ trek cash

DETERMINED: Intrepid Nepal hopefuls recently did a sponsored Boxing Day dip at Girvan beach, raising between �50 and �400 each.
DETERMINED: Intrepid Nepal hopefuls recently did a sponsored Boxing Day dip at Girvan beach, raising between �50 and �400 each.

YOUR January clear-out could send Girvan teens jetting off to the east as they cash in on old clothes for their Nepal adventure.

For the first time an 18-strong group of Girvan Academy pupils will be taking part in an Adventure Lifesigns school expedition, which enable groups of youngsters to plan and lead their own overseas adventures.

In summer 2014 the group will embark on humanitarian efforts such as helping construct a school, a gruelling week-long trek across the Annapurna section of the Himalayas, and activities including sight-seeing and safari in the central Asian republic - and have been fundraising hard to finance their trip of lifetime.

Next week the group will be running a clothing collection for anyone doing a New Year clear out of old clothes, shoes, belts and bags.

The items will be collected from Girvan Academy at lunchtime on Friday February 1, and anyone with donations is asked to bring them to The Avenue school anytime next week (beginning Monday January 28).

Clothing can be brought in via any type of bag (carrier/bin) to the shcool office, or pupils can bring bags in to the social subjects department in the school.

Individuals and organisations with ideas of how they might help the Girvan team fundraise for the trip should contact Mr Drennan at alan.drennan@south-ayrshire.gov.uk, or visit the “Girvan Nepal” Facebook page.