Seven people from the region – six from Galloway and one from Dumfries – are heading off next Friday (November 8) to Nakuru in Kenya as part of a 13-strong group to do charity work at the Walk Centre School in the town.
Trip organiser Eddie McGaw from Creetown said: “Myself, Colette Green and Geri Mullen, both from central belt, are returning to Kenya.
“Work will begin on an orphanage right next to school in a slum area of the town. Our party will also be helping out as teaching assistants, making dinners and taking the kids for football training.
“We will also visit St Jerome’s Orphanage and many gifts will be handed over to the children in both places.
“All those who are going are looking forward to it and the recent bombings in Kenya will not stop the group going to the aid of the people of Nakuru.
“Everyone that is going would like to thank those who gave donations to help fund their trip at various fundrasing events.”