Teenage volunteers are jetting out to help Africa

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YOUNGSTERS from a Doncaster school are set to help AIDS-ravaged communities in South Africa.

Pupils from Trinity Academy will work with the Hands at Work charity which helps orphanages and communities in an area of South Africa blighted by the illness during a two week expedition to the village Mpumalanga.

They have been backed by a £2,500 donation by Lifeways, a national organisation which helps people with disabilities live at home.

Evan Johnson, aged 17, Laura Parish, 17, Charlotte Best, 16, Amy Woodroffe, 17, John Hardy, 17, and Jacob Smith, 16 – and six students each from the sister schools of Emmanuel College, Gateshead and The King’s Academy, Middlesbrough - will be heading out to take part in the scheme.

The school been running an annual trip to work in South Africa for the past four year