Newtongrange footballer takes Star turn in Africa

John MacDonald, of Newtongrange Star, is heading to Africa in June.
John MacDonald, of Newtongrange Star, is heading to Africa in June.

A MIDLOTHIAN footballer is preparing to take on a mountainous task in Africa.

John MacDonald, a midfielder with Newtongrange Star, is heading to Tanzania in June to assist the Mount Kilimanjaro First Aid Community Programme.

The organisation was founded by Christina Wren and 2012 will be the second year she is taking volunteers to Africa.

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