Freya Baxter and nine other 4th and 5th year students from Alva Academy are fund-raising for a 16 day trip to Malawi next June. The project team will be based at an orphanage in the south of the country, where Freya and her colleagues will be helping teenagers to build their own homes now that they are too old to live in the orphanage.
Freya completed the Applecross Duathlon on Saturday 19th September, which involved a 9 miles off road run and then 16 miles hilly cycle on the road which she did on a tandem with her father Grant Baxter, who successfully applied for CFSLA funding through the CFSLA staff fundraising support programme. Despite some nasty cramp during the cycle, they completed the event in under 3 hours.
Last month Freya completed the challenge of climbing the height of Ben Nevis at the climbing wall in The Peak, Stirling, climbing the wall 122 times to reach the summit – 1344m, and taking just over 4 hours to do so.
The £300 staff fundraising award from the CFSLA was gratefully received and will go a long way to making the trip a great success for Freya and her colleagues, and most importantly, for the young people they will be helping in Malawi.
This is just a taste of some of the fundraising events being organised by Alva Academy pupils, staff and parents. If you would like to find out more, please visit their facebook page: