St Neots family to take on unique charity build

Graham, Adam and Dan Went from St Neots will be travelling to Zimbabwe with Mission Direct to help b

Graham, Adam and Dan Went from St Neots will be travelling to Zimbabwe with Mission Direct to help build a school in Mutare - Credit: Archant

Three generations from one family are taking a trip of a lifetime this summer,

Dad Graham Went, son Dan and grandson Adam will be travelling to Zimbabwe to help build a school in Mutare.

Graham said: “We are going to see stuff that is out of the ordinary for our day to day lives but it is very important as it will make us appreciate what we have here.”

The trio from St Neots are unique on the mission as they will be the only family going to Zimbabwe’s second city.

“My wife and I discussed about going but then I talked about it with dad and we thought it was an opportunity to take Adam as we believe that he can cope with what he will see out there,” said Dan.


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The family who attend St Neots Evangelical Church in Cambridge Street decided to take on the expedition after hearing about the scheme at church.

“The project has been ongoing for several years we are going to be building a double story class room block in a poor area of the town,” said Graham.

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Run by Mission Direct, the project is one of many that is carried out by the organisation in a number of countries around the world.

To raise money for building costs the team have organised a number of fundraising activities.

Adam, who attends St Mary’s School in Eynesbury arranged for his to school hold a non uniform day with the proceeds going towards the project.

He said: “I wanted to do this to make a difference and to help poor people in the area.

“My friends are amazed that I am going our there and everyone is wishing me good luck.”

Graham, Dan and Adam will be travelling to the country in August to spend two weeks in Mutare.

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