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Optician’s girls help to build house for Romanian family
10:00am Friday 20th September 2013 in Warminster
Three schoolgirls who also work for an optician in Warminster have helped to build a house for a Romanian family.
During the trip with the charity People Against Poverty, Kingdown School pupils Elease Hobson, Laura Beaven and Leanne Archer worked alongside nine other volunteers.
They spent four days constructing a house so the family of five could be reunited after living apart due to homelessness.
The teenagers work for Specsavers in Market Place and travelled to Enbrechen in July.
Optical assistant Elease said: “It was an experience that will last a lifetime. We all became very attached to the family, which made us even more determined to get the job done.”
The 17-year-olds raised £5,000 to pay for the trip, with activities including a day where shop staff put on Romanian costumes.
They did a 54-mile bike ride, from Bradford to Bristol and back, bag packing and car washing.
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