Cheshire Fire and Recue Service have selected a new group of young people to travel to Ghana on a life-changing, school building trip.

Next year's trip will be the fifth biannual visit by fire cadets from across the region on behalf of charity Ghana Outlook who aim to promote education and health in the rural Volta area of the country.

Secondary school student Jodie Hind, from Crewe, is one of those "proud and privileged" to be headed out but now faces the challenge of raising £3,000 with her fellow fire cadets to make the trip a reality next July.

Cheshire Fire Authority chair Cllr David Topping said: "The cadet scheme is just one of the ways the Service engages with young people to enrich their own lives and those of others.

"These trips make a real and lasting difference and give the cadets the opportunity to shine as ambassadors not only for the Service, but also the young people of Cheshire, Halton and Warrington."

Previous years have seen fire cadets and other young volunteers build schools in Akrofu, Abordahi, Adeklu and Gbatana (see picture courtesy CFRS)

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Posted 16/04/2012 by