Fitness is the key as Shannon sets sights on charity

Shannon Parker
Shannon Parker
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  • Shannon Parker is heading out to Zimbabwe in July with charity, Progressio
  • The 18-year-old will help educate villagers about the threat and spread of HIV and Aids

Get fit and help fight disease to boost a dedicated teenager’s fundraising mission as she embarks on a 10 week charity project in southern Africa.

Shannon Parker is stepping up fundraising efforts with a sponsored Fitathon at Kenilworth School on May 10.

The 18-year-old Castle Sixth Form student was selected to spend the summer in Zimbabwe with charity, Progressio to help educate children and villagers about the threats of Aids and HIV.

But she must raise £800 before she jets off for the coveted placement in July and is calling in the town to get behind her efforts to help.

Starting next month, Shannon hopes to add to £250 already raised and boost awareness of the charity’.

“I need to raise £800 for Progressio to allow them to continue to bring about positive change in the developing communities,” she said.

“I’m doing different events such as cake sales and a fit-athon. Any contributions will make a real difference to the lives of people in developing countries, so please dig deep.”

The charity placement is organised as part of International Citizen Service - a programme which brings young people together to fight poverty where it is needed most.

It also aims to inspire young people to become active and passionate about long term community development.

The Fitathon will run from 11am to 1pm. Entry is £10. There will also be a raffle and cake sales on the day.

Any contributions will make a real difference to the lives of people in developing countries, so please dig deep

Shannon Parker

Book a place by donating £10 with your name to the fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/shannonparker/