A group of four will be taking part in a sponsored walk around Luton streets on Monday, August 24, to help people in Sierra Leone.
Peter Jack and his children Jordan, 14, and Ollie, 10, and Jordan’s friend Tilly Judge, 14, will be attempting to walk 100 miles in 48 hours to help raise money for a man who urgently needs treatment.
Peter Jack, of Farley Hill, said: “Emmanuel is a young, single father, who was shot in the leg by a local gang when he was 14, he fell down a well but local villagers managed to help him and he survived.
“Without medical attention he has been left with a devastating scar on his right leg. He wishes to have his leg amputated because doctors predict that if it is not amputated he has just one year left to live.
“Me and my children and Jordan’s friend will be doing the sponsored walk to raise money to help Emmanuel and hopefully raise some money to send Jordan and Tilly out their next year to help in the local schools.”
The sponsored walk is part of an ongoing project to help the people in Sierra Leone, Jordan and Tilly, both of Harlington Upper School, are hoping to visit Freetown to help the local people in the Easter holidays, with the charity, Sierra Foundation For Life Skills.
The girls need to raise £3000 to travel and stay in Sierra Leone.
Jordan said: “I think it is important that we go out there and help and support them.
“It is not just about giving them money because sometimes the locals do not always see the benefits.
“When we go out there we will be helping to build an orphanage and we will go into schools and help the children, we want to give the local people an education so they can build better lives for themselves.”
Jordan and Tilly will also be organising a sponsored fun run, beat the goalie, non-uniform day and bake sales to raise money to travel to Sierra Leone.
To sponsor the group, visit: www.gofundme.com/tillyandjordan