Brothers in race against time to fund Burkino Faso trip

Brothers Lee and Scott Radcliffe are hoping to raise enough money to fund a trip to Burkino Faso to do voluntary work.
Brothers Lee and Scott Radcliffe are hoping to raise enough money to fund a trip to Burkino Faso to do voluntary work.
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Two volunteering brothers from Halifax are facing a race against time to raise funds for the trip of a lifetime.

Lee Radcliffe, 25, and his brother Scott, 23, need to raise £1600 towards the cost of a three-month stay in Burkino Faso, where they are planning to work with disabled children.

But the pair have reached just £200 so far, with the trip set to start in only a month’s time.

Lee said: “I volunteer with people with disabilities as a support worker and also coach a disabled football team on Sundays, which I really enjoy.

“We’ve got lots of fundraising events coming up such as a 1980s-inspired zumba session at the Halifax Salvation Army tomorrow at 10.30am, which should be a lot of fun.

“We are hopeful of reaching our target but there are one or two doubts as we don’t have much time left. The deadline was December 10 but they’ve let us have a bit longer.”

Audrey Smith, from Voluntary Action Calderdale, said: “Lee has overcome a lot of obstacles and does lots of volunteer work. He really wants to have an experience of doing something different and exciting.

“Scott is younger and has a great deal of potential. They both really want to go and it would be awful if they couldn’t just because of a lack of money.”

You can donate to Lee and Scott’s trip at www.justgiving.com/Lee-and-scott-Radcliffe.