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Fundraiser to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to help youngsters in Africa
9:00am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
A former Steeton woman is helping orphaned and deprived youngsters in northern Africa.
Aine Curran, 21, will climb Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, in June to raise money for the charity Giving Africa.
The group is dedicated to developing education by building schools in Africa.
Aine, a professional dancer, singer and performance art teacher, will also spend four days in Nairobi doing community work and dance workshops with orphaned children.
The project is called Leap to the Peak, and Aine and her fellow fundraisers plan to collect a total of £50,000 to build a school in Burkina Faso.
Aine is from Summerhill Drive in Steeton but now lives in London.
She said her own personal fundraising target was £2,000, and she had so far raised more than £400.
“The fundraising is going well, but it has been hard – there’s still a long way to go,” she said. “I feel I’ve done well so far, and I want as much as possible to go to the actual charity rather than covering my own costs.”
Now a fundraising gig has been arranged on her behalf by Keighley resident Patrick “Patch” Kelly.
It will take place at The Exchange Arts Centre, in Russell Street, on Friday, March 15 at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 on the door.
The live acts booked to perform include Tia Rhian, JoJo & Patch, Jamie Ferguson and Anna Greenwood.
People can find out more via Aine’s website at aine curran.co.uk or support her fundraising drive online at justgiving.com/aine-curran.