St John Ambulance cadets from Sussex to teach in India
Seven St John Ambulance cadets from Sussex are preparing to set off for south-east India to teach in a school and pass on their first aid skills.
The teenage cadets have each raised £1,000 for the 11-day trip to Nallejerla, which begins on 15 October.
As well as teaching, they will be working with orphans and distributing toys and teaching aids donated in the past few months.
The trip is being organised by the Cred Foundation charity.
Three Sussex St John Ambulance staff will be going to India with the cadets.
"I am so proud of them for the way they've buckled down and met the fundraising target," said youth officer Kim Godwin.
"They have been working so hard to make sure they are fully prepared when it comes to standing in front of a classroom in India.
"It's a huge challenge for any young person but I have no doubt they'll rise to it because they're absolutely determined to make a positive difference to children whose lives are so very different to their own."
The cadets taking part in the trip are Courtney Fraser, Dana Trewin, Serena Duffield-Lawson, Hannah Markwick, Vicky Muttit, Isabella Wilson and Zoe Boot-Handford.