A SMALL number of students from Weaverham High School will be going to Romania for charity work.

The 10 girls will be helping in a deaf and autistic school in Bucharest and are currently fundraising for their trip.

Katie Wilson, 15, spoke to The Guardian about the trip.

She said: “We’re going with a charity that’s based in Barnton and it’s called Life Church and they have a campaign called Love Romania. Andy Webb, the guy who runs it, comes into our school every week to talk to our form about it and his experiences over there.

“He offered the trip to us and we decided to go for it.”

The girls and Andy will be flying out to Romania in May and they are all excited for the experience.

The trip has proven to be very popular with students at the Lime Avenue High School and Katie explained how her and the nine other students were the lucky few selected to go.

She said: “The trip is partly organised with the school, we had to write a letter to say why we wanted to go as it is a popular trip, we had to get chosen to do it, the school chose us and passed us onto Andy.”

The experience promises to be a rewarding time for the students but also a very busy one.

Katie added: “We’re going for a week and we’re going to the school every day helping them, teaching them and refurbishing a classroom.”

The girls need to raise £5,000 between them and any extra money they raise will be going towards more equipment for the school.

Love Romania is a campaign which aims to support developing projects working with children with autism and other related special education needs.

For more information on the Life Church Charity, visit their website on lifechurchbarnton.co.uk

Anyone who wants to support Katie and the girls, or just get more information about their trip, can visit their go fund me page on gofundme.com/romaniafundraising