A BARNSLEY College student is set to spend her birthday helping to build a playground in Africa.

Sarah Hogarth, 19, has spent the last few months fundraising for the charity East African Playgrounds so that she can visit Jinja, Uganda, with 11 other students.

The students, from different colleges and universities, will build a playground designed by the community and made from locally sourced products, as well as teaching the local children sports, arts and crafts.

Sarah, who is studying art and design, has had to pay for her own flights and living accommodation and raise a minimum of £700 for the charity to take the trip.

The trip to Africa takes place between August and September.

Sarah, from Doncaster, said: “I am really looking forward to new experiences and seeing how people in East Africa live. I am very proud to be a part of this journey and cannot describe how excited I am to go to Uganda and start work.”

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