Youngsters help out in Cambodia

WHEN young members of the Bideford Methodist Church Circuit found out that thousands of children in Cambodia were not going to school because their parents could not afford to buy the uniforms, they vowed to do something about it. They spent almost two ye

WHEN young members of the Bideford Methodist Church Circuit found out that thousands of children in Cambodia were not going to school because their parents could not afford to buy the uniforms, they vowed to do something about it.

They spent almost two years fund-raising and on Sunday eight of them, aged 16-19, left for a two-week adventure during which they will visit children living in poverty and highlight their plight.

With them went youth worker Chris Turner, his wife, Debbs and children Stan, two and four-month-old Solomon,

The young people all raised �1,250 each to travel with UK charity edukid, which works with children suffering from the legacy of war.


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They will visit an orphanage, a city slum and stay overnight in a remote village.

During their fortnight's stay, they will be making a film of their experiences, which they will show to 15,000 people at the Greenbelt Festival at the end of August. Plans are in place to put the film into 10,000 schools across the UK.

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* You can follow the group's adventures by logging on to this website as they will be sending back regular reports.

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