Braving the waves for charity trip

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A GROUP of brave Arbroath teenagers took to the waves last week to raise money for a social enterprise trip to Ghana.

On Sunday Arbroath High School pupil Karina Rattray (17) and her friends Joshua Law, Haillie Mortiboys and Josh Wright raised £300 in a sponsored dook at Arbroath beach.

The money will go towards sending Karina to Ghana to teach underprivileged children English, mathematics, science and IT with the Project Trust charity.

Karina said: “It was absolutely freezing, we just ran in to about just over waist height and stayed for a few minutes.

“Afterwards I couldn’t honestly feel my body. It just went all numb and I couldn’t feel my toes in the slightest. It was awful and I don’t think I’ll ever do it again!”

Karina’s next fund-raiser is a night of mediumship with James Cameron and guests at Seaton House at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, February 8. Tickets are £10 including stovies and are available from Abbey Music and Seaton House.

To follow her progress visit www.facebook.com/GetKarinaToGhana201314 or to donate go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KarinaRattray.