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15 Beaminster people to tour and help out two charities
STAFF and sixth form pupils from Beaminster have left on the trip of a lifetime to India.
The 15-strong party from Beaminster School departed on Sunday October 21 on a three-week expedition to help out two charities and tour the country.
Trip leader Gilly Poulten said pupils had raised money to go on the expedition.
“The students have been busy raising money to support the charities by organising a garden party, Battle of the Bands, making and selling cakes, selling their old toys at car boot sales and much more.
“We would also like to thank Bridport Lions, Beaminster Trust, The Bridge Trust and Frances Tucker Trust for their support.”
Thirteen sixth former and two members of staff jetted out on the trip – which is taken every two years.
They will spend time with two charities Beaminster School has been supporting for the last 16 years.
One is the Asha Deep Foundation, which has an orphanage, school but also works with slum dwellers and ‘rag picking’ children.
The other is the Dattapur Leprosy Community, close to Gandhi’s Ashram in Sevagram in the centre of India. Students will also visit Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan. Then they will travel by train to Shimla in the foothills of the Himalayas.
They will also have the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra before returning on November 11.
Teacher Steve Bassett will also be on the trip along with Mrs Poulten.