Beth to hold ‘safari night’ for Africa trip

Beth McAdam and friend Naomi Cooke during their sponsored swim. INPT24-006

Beth McAdam and friend Naomi Cooke during their sponsored swim. INPT24-006

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Teenager Beth McAdam is off to Ghana for three weeks in July to volunteer with a charity.

The 17-year-old, who lives in the Annagh area, is making the trip with Thrive Africa.

She will be helping to build a library, as well as looking after children in an orphanage.

Beth, who is studying Sports Science at Southern Regional College, will know at least one volunteer, as a friend, Portadown girl Naomi Cooke, has also registered to go.

The girls need to raise £2,000 each and both are just £300 off their target.

Both have organised a variety of fundraising events, joint and individual, with the final one being held in Robinson’s Bar on Friday, June 27 at 9pm. The cost is £5 and the theme is safari so anyone attending is urged to get into the jungle spirit.

Recently, Beth held a coffee morning at her home, with goodies donated by Knox’s and the Yellow Door.

There was also a coffee morning at Seagoe Church and a swimathon at Cascades, when the girls, family members and friends covered around 1,500 miles, half the distance from Belfast to Ghana. Beth herself managed 86 lengths.

Meanwhile, Beth’s dad Adam did a sponsored cycle to Newry while her sister Emma-Louise cycled from Liverpool to Blackpool.

She said, “I am a bit nervous about going. I have never been away from home for that long but volunteering is a good opportunity and I have always wanted to travel.”