25th Oct, 2020

Malvern student promoting Worcester concert to raise funds for Tanzania trip to tackle poverty

Craig Gibbons 22nd Mar, 2018

A MALVERN student will be jetting off to eastern Africa later this year to help tackle poverty in Tanzania.

Oliver Elliott-Williams, who studies at Dyson Perrins CE Academy, will be working closely with Camp International for four weeks during July and August to make a difference to the lives of Tanzanian people.

However, he needs to raise essential funds to pay for his participation in the charity scheme.

The 15-year-old, who is one of three students from the academy going to Tanzania, has raised £2,200 towards the venture over the last year but needs a further £1,800.

To help boost the coffers Oliver is promoting a concert at The Swan Theatre in Worcester on Saturday, April 14.

Oliver has also pledged to work for people in return for a donation.

One of his pledges is spending three days on a woodland at the south end of the Malvern Hills.

“I will be taking part in life changing projects in some of the most poverty stricken places in the world,” he said.

“Poverty is widespread in rural Tanzania – many don’t have access to clean drinking water, healthcare, education or proper sanitation.

“Projects are based around the needs of each community at that time.

“I could be involved in low level building projects, making school furniture, painting classrooms or constructing water tanks.

“In addition, there are lots of environmental and wildlife conservation projects to get involved in too, helping to restore and protect some of Tanzania’s most vulnerable habitats and animals.”

Any extra profit made from the concert will be given to the other two students to help with their fund-raising efforts.

Tickets for the show are available from the Box Office on 01905 611427 or from www.worcesterlive.co.uk.

To donate to Oliver’s cause visit https://tinyurl.com/y9lfrjws.

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