Rhyl woman to help build school in South Africa

Published date: 11 July 2014 |
Published by: Stephanie Price 
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A YOUNG Rhyl woman will be heading to South Africa to help build a school.

Nicola Jackson, who works at Santander in Wrexham, will head to KwaZulu Natal, South Africa on September 6.

She will join with 39 colleagues from Santander branches throughout the country to build a school, as part of a joint project between NSPCC and the bank.

For five days, the volunteers will build classrooms, kitchens and toilet blocks.
The 22-year-old decided to apply for the project due to her experience as a volunteer counsellor for NSPCC ChildLine last May.
She said: "Working at ChildLine gave me a great insight into the fantastic work that the NSPCC do for children and young people, which is what motivated me to apply for the Santander and NSPCC South Africa project when it was advertised in work.

"I didn’t think I would get picked for such a fantastic project and didn’t mention to my friends or family that I had applied - so it was a big shock when I found out I have gained a place."

The NSPCC has set Nicola the challenge of raising £2,000, with the trip having already been funded by Santander.

She has already raised more than £1,000.

She added: "So far we have raised £300 and I’m overwhelmed by the generosity and support."

Staff also took part in a sponsored walk up Snowdon to raise further funds. For more information or to donate, visit

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