A teenage fundraiser from Chorley is appealing to local businesses to help realise a trip of a lifetime to Kenya.
Adam Schack, 16, who has never been abroad, hopes to go on a month-long expedition with Camps International to build a new school, work with impoverished communities and enjoy a short safari.
However, he is currently around £1,450 short of the £3,450 he needs, and has had a disappointing response to his fundraising appeal.
Adam said: “I’ve sent loads of letters and emails, and phoned companies and organisations large and small, but had very little success. The most anyone has sent us is around £100. I know that might be a lot of money at the minute with the economy, and it’s helping, but it’s not as much as I thought I would get.”
Adam has already done two sponsored bike rides to Oswaldtwistle and Blackpool, and is looking to do another, either to Blackpool or Southport.
He is one of 12 Parklands High School students hoping to make the trip, and the group have been working together to raise the money.
Adam also hopes to do a sponsored walk, and the group will be running drink stands and cake stalls in school Adam has received valuable support from dad Andrew and Parklands English teacher Sarah Coady, who will also be going to Kenya.
Adam said: “My dad’s been helping me write to companies, and he’s also got people at his work to sponsor me on my bike rides.iss Coady’s been sorting out lots of things such as doing a raffle.She’s raised money for us that we didn’t know about then shared it between us.”
Adam was inspired to start fundraising for Cancer Research after his grandma battled cancer and his aunty was also diagnosed with the disease.
To sponsor Adam email him at firstname.lastname@example.org