By Sarah Beard 01/05 Updated: 01/05 09:36
NORTH Bromsgrove High School is appealing to residents to contribute a variety of lifeline items to send to its partner school in The Gambia, as part of its latest campaign.
The school has been in partnership with Armitage Senior Secondary School for the last 25 years and teachers and pupils have gone on exchange trips almost every year, during that time.
Now the high school wants residents to contribute items which it can ship out to West Africa.
These include electric and manual hand tools, printers and inks, voltage regulators for computers, heavy duty extension leads, spanners, drill accessories, three-pin plugs, sewing machines, welding goggles, memory sticks and printer paper.
Previously, the school has arranged for goods to be sent by sea and this has involved driving them to a shipping agent near Gatwick and paying for the 200-mile trip their partners have to make to collect the items.
Co-ordinator Mike Carrick said: "Our efforts – with your assistance – have made a considerable difference to their school - the goods you enable us to send are much appreciated.
"So too is the boost to the morale of staff and students - Bromsgrove is well known n The Gambia - many people there have a high regard for our town."
For more and to donate, call Mike Carrick on 01527 873135 or 078943 512306.
Alternatively, e-mail him at email@example.com
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