Sheffield school students raise cash for Africa with charity single

Eden Cowan who sang the lead on the fund raising record by the year ten girls from Westfield Sports College
Eden Cowan who sang the lead on the fund raising record by the year ten girls from Westfield Sports College
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A group of Sheffield school students are raising cash to fly out to Africa with a charity single.

A total of 28 students at Westfield School near Crystal Peaks have already raised £23,500 to embark on their mission to a school in Malawi.

But the group of 14 and 15-year-olds still need to reach £45,000 before they go next July to improve living conditions in the African country.

The youngsters want to take life-saving equipment and work on community projects in Malawi, as well as work to reduce the risk of an ebola outbreak.

Everything from bag packs to rock nights have been put on to help raise funds, but 14 of the pupils have also joined a charity single recording.

The song, called Tiyeni, has been released on amateur music site Bandcamp.com.

The name means ‘let’s go’ in a local Malawi dialect.

Parent Andy Scott, aged 51, from Beighton, helped organise the single. He said: “The kids chose Malawi because they feel it’s somewhere they can make a difference and help improve basic standards of living.

“One key thing they will do is get some smokeless ovens out there, which are portable and need just a small amount of wood. At the moment young people have to trek for miles to get wood to burn which they spend so long doing that they miss school.

“Every penny helps, so if any company wants to sponsor them - whether it’s £1,000 or £10,000, please get in touch.”

The single is available by going to Bandcamp.com to download the single - CLICK HERE

To get a physical CD, email malawi.westfieldexpedition2015@gmail.com