SLIDESHOW: ACADEMY EVENT AIDS ASHA

Ballymena Academy recently successfully hosted a special dinner to raise funds for a charity dedicated to improving the lives of Delhi’s slum dwellers.

Held in the school on September 23, the event was in aid of Asha, a charity founded in 1988 which works with around 500,000 people in nearly 60 slum colonies of Delhi and aims to transform lives by making healthcare more accessible, empowering people to make changes and improving access to education.

Ballymena Academy students who are taking part in the Asha Delhi Children's Project at last week's charity dinner in the school Assembly Hall. L-R, Lyndsey Simpson, Sasha Bill, Molly McCullough, Tori Coulter and Rebecca Gray. INBT 40-111JC

Ballymena Academy students who are taking part in the Asha Delhi Children's Project at last week's charity dinner in the school Assembly Hall. L-R, Lyndsey Simpson, Sasha Bill, Molly McCullough, Tori Coulter and Rebecca Gray. INBT 40-111JC

A team of 13 pupils and three teachers from Ballymena Academy will be heading out to work with the charity for 10 days at the end of October.

The team consists of students Lucy Bill, Sasha Bill, Tori Coulter, Rebecca Gray, Julie Kernohan, Michael Knowles, David McCluggage, Ella McDonald, Jonathon McKeown, Cameron McNeill, Molly McCullough, Lyndsey Simpson and Emma Smyth.

They will be supported by staff members Dr Catherine Donnelly, Mr John Donnelly and Mrs Elizabeth Liggat.

The dinner was the final fundraising event for the group and featured a presentation by team members about their trip, their aspirations and how the funds raised will be used.

For more information about the upcoming trip and fundraising just access the team blog: http://www.academyasha2015.blogspot.co.uk/