TWO Embley pupils have raised money for a school trip to Ghana by setting up a market stall.

Alexa Shaw and Ané Beatty, both 13, appeared at Romsey Market, where they sold a range of cakes, cookies, breads and jams, as well as friendship bracelets.

The pair managed to raise £277 towards their trip.

Hampshire Chronicle: The girls managed to raise more than £200 with their market stallThe girls managed to raise more than £200 with their market stall (Image: Ben Shaw)

They said: “It was such an enjoyable experience, and we also raised a lot of money for our trip. We welcomed friends, family and teachers from school, but also lots of local shoppers stopped by and they were all really kind.

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“They asked us about the trip and bought cakes or bracelets, and we were really pleased and surprised with the number of people who visited us.”

At the end of June, Alexa and Ané will travel to Ghana in west Africa, where they will volunteer at the Little Roses School in Woe, in the heart of the country’s rural Volta region.

The school educates children between the ages of 5 and 16. The girls’ volunteering efforts will include teaching and sports coaching as well as building and renovation work.