Boost to funding for Kenya Trip

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Thanks to the support of ExxonMobil at Fawley, Applemore College has received a sizable boost of funding for its Easter 2014 trip to Kenya.

Thomas Carter, a Year 10 student and son to Paul Carter, who works as a Mechanical Engineer at the Fawley site is a member of the Team venturing to Kenya along with 19 other students.

On behalf of his son, Paul successfully applied for a grant through ExxonMobil’s Volunteer Involvement Programme. The VIP Scheme recognises the contributions of time and energy given to local community groups by ExxonMobil staff and their immediate families.

Last year a total of £88,000 was given to local charities, non-profit making organisations and schools through the VIP scheme and its sister programme “The Governor Scheme”.

Since May last year, members of the Applemore College community have been raising funds for the students and five staff to travel to Kenya. The trip will last 10 days, and will see the students helping out at rural community schools in the town of Nakuru.

The students have undertaken a variety of activities in order to raise money for their cause, including a sponsored ”Wakeover”, bag packing at a local supermarket, a quiz night, several car washes and cake sales, as well as individual fundraising. The trip is being managed by the company African Adventures.

Thanks to the support from ExxonMobil, the school are closing in on their fundraising target. If any business or individual is interested in supporting this cause, either financially or with donations of children’s clothes, shoes, prescription glasses or stationary, then please contact Applemore College on 023 8084 8804