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Reporter prepares for second African school facelift

A reporter from a regional daily will head out to Africa later this year to take part in his second charity challenge revamping a school while also raising money for cancer research.

David Blackmore from the Eastern Daily Press will travel to Namibia in June to take part in an international project run by the Bobby Moore Fund.

The challenge will see him join a group of volunteers who will fly out to give a much-needed facelift to Tubusis Primary School in the Damaraland region of the country.

It comes after David helped revamp a school in South Africa last year as part of a similar project for the charity.

  • David is pictured with children from last year’s project in South Africa and the jungle gym which he and other volunteers built.
  • To take part, he needs to raise at least £4,000, half of which will go towards bowel cancer research and the rest going to the project costs.

    David said: “I really feel like these projects are great because you are raising money for two causes.

    “The Bobby Moore Fund does fantastic work in raising money for bowel cancer research so it is great to be able to help them.

    “At the same time it is also fantastic to be able to transform a school and give these children the best possible chance of aspiring to be whatever they want to be and hopefully a better future.”

    The project at the Namibian school will involve a major revamp of the library, including installing new floors and converting part of it into a computer room, along with general repair to buildings and possibly the creation of a football pitch.

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