A GROUP of students from Bury St Edmunds are setting off on a trip of a lifetime to Nepal in July to help out in a school near Kathmandu.
Students from King Edward VI school will join Andrew Denny, chairman of Bury St Edmunds Chamber of Commerce, for the five-week adventure.
After a gruelling 150-mile trek around Annapurna mountain in the Himalayas, the group will meet pupils from Shree Yagyamati Secondary School near Kathmandu to help out renovating buildings and teaching the children English.
Although the students have raised money for the World Challenge trip, they are still seeking donations for essential building materials in Nepal.
Local businesses can get involved by sponsoring the trip – for the price of a tank of fuel, roughly a month’s wages in Nepal, students will be photographed holding a company logo or advertisement.
Andrew said: “It will be very educational for the students involved, a life-changing experience. I am personally really looking forward to the expedition and the challenge of working with local people.”