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Milton Keynes team are banking on a way to build a new classroom in South Africa

mpmc santander south africa trip

mpmc santander south africa trip

A big-hearted banking team are on their way to South Africa this month, where they will build a new classroom at a school in South Africa.

April Armstrong, Amy Slack, Amanda Wyatt and James Sheriff, who all work at Santander in Milton Keynes, are part of a 40-strong team heading out to KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

As well as giving local children a safe space for education, the project will provide local unemployed people with construction training and experience.

April, who is charity manager for Santander in Milton Keynes, said: “We are really excited to be part of the Santander International challenge. It’s been hard work raising the £4,000 as part of the project but family, friends and colleagues have been really generous and supported the cause.

“We are looking forward to getting stuck in and helping the African community to create a resource for the future.”

Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, said: “This is a particularly tough challenge with five solid days of building and hard labour to benefit children both at home and overseas.

“On behalf of those children in South Africa and the many more we aim to reach here in the UK, we want to thank the Milton Keynes Santander team for their support.”

To sponsor the team please, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/jamessherriff

 

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