A Dalkeith teacher will head for Uganda next month, just hours after finishing a half marathon race to fund her adventure.
Alison Spinks (31), of Hardengreen Lane, is looking forward to spending 11-months in East Africa, volunteering for the Red Earth Education charity.
During her stay she will aim to improve the quality of teaching and learning in deprived areas around the Masindi district, in the North West of the country.
To support Alison by making a donation go to: www.justgiving.com/ali-spinks.
Read full story in the August 22 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.