Axminster head teacher to visit Romanian orphanage

ALL Saints Primary School head teacher is visiting an orphanage in Romania after winning a charity prize draw.

ALL Saints Primary School head teacher is visiting an orphanage in Romania after winning a charity prize draw.

Christine Hollidge will fly out to the Smiles Foundation complex on Sunday (December 6) in Oradea after picking up the winning ticket during a concert hosted by the Romanian Children's Choir.

She will be travelling with her daughter and will help out on the site until Sunday, December 13.

She said: "I'm excited. I haven't been to Romania before. In fact, I flew for the first time only four years ago. I'm being taken out of my comfort zone. It's quite an exciting story really."

She said she will be delivering food parcels in the area and 'sacks of smiles' - bags of presents - to children. She added that the school hoped to forge links abroad.

Mrs Hollidge said that she would like to bring a financial gift and anybody looking make a donation could contact the school on (01297) 32761. Axminster Rotary Club has donated �150 to the cause.