Girls to bathe in beans for Borneo

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TWO students will be sitting in a bath of baked beans in the middle of a shopping centre to raise funds for a trip to Borneo.

Paisley Bryce and Pascale Palethorpe from Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School will sit in the beans for eight-hours in the middle of Bradford’s Kirkgate Shopping Centre on Saturday, October 20, between 9am and 5pm.

All monies raised will go to helping the 16-year-olds raise the £8,000 needed to undertake a month of project work in one of the world’s most under-developed environments.

The varied project work, organised for schools by Camps International, includes community development work, wildlife conservation, environmental conservation and an adventurous five day jungle trek.

Paisley said: “I am really excited about the event planned and all the money I am going to raise for my trip. I aspire to teach English as a foreign language to children in under developed countries such as Borneo, so this will enable me to experience first-hand what it will be like.”

Pascale added: “When I heard about the month long conservation work I jumped at the chance to go even though it costs a lot of money for materials and flights. I hope to study a zoology degree at university so it really is a once in a lifetime chance to go, as well as being able to have a positive impact on other children’s lives too.

“Borneo is somewhere I have dreamed of going to since I was little, because of the Orangutans and the diverse wildlife. It will be a really tough trip but so exciting.”

The fund-raising duo will be taking donations on the day, as well as running a “Guess How Many Tins of Beans Fill The Bath” competition with prizes that have been kindly donated by local businesses such as Go Ape’s donation of a family for four activity ticket. Donations are also welcome at www.campborneo.tumblr.com