During the May Half Term two 11 year old schoolboys from Westhead in Lancashire to on the demands of the Trans-Pennine Trail on their bicycles to raise money for their school and the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir.
Their journey started in Southport, Lancashire on Friday the 23rd May and ended in Hornsea, East Yorkshire on Wednesday 28th May 2014. They covered a total of 215 miles. Sam Walton and Joseph Morrow both attend Lathom St. James School Primary School, Westhead near Ormskirk, Lancashire.
They decided to take on the challenge following the completion of their SATS and to mark the end of their primary school education. The boys were supported by their families along the route and they hoped to be able to cover approximately 30 miles each day.
The boys raised money through sponsorship. They have chosen to split the money raised between their school where they have enjoyed their primary school years and the Pearl of Africa Child Care.
Sam and Joseph said “The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir’ has been to our school many times doing workshops and we have also seen them in singing and dancing in concert, they are fabulous!
Jim Briscoe, who helps with the choir, also comes to our school to tell us all about how the children live in Africa. It just makes us realise how lucky we are and we wanted to help those children from Uganda in some way!

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