Sidmouth youngsters help cause to support disabled people in Moldova
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Sidmouth youngsters have helped to improve a building supporting people with special needs in Moldova.
A group of seven teenagers from All Saints Church spent a fortnight in the country and helped fundraise towards converting a derelict building.
It is part of a project set up by Ancora Salvadi to change attitudes towards people with disabilities within the country.
Before the visit, the youngsters raised £4,000 to pay for cement and new windows for the building.
John and Kirsty Hammond accompanied the youngsters on the trip, which was organised by Mission Direct.
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It is the first trip abroad led by the church but Mrs Hammond hopes they can do something similar in the near future.
Mrs Hammond said: "We were bringing hope to these people and a very small part of helping to change the culture for those with disabilities.
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"We also gave out food parcels to those who live out in villages, sang and entertained children with disabilities in the park and much more."