Ben set for South Africa

A former Wooler school pupil was in the news this time 25 years ago as he planned to set out on the trip of a lifetime.

Thursday, 11th January 2018, 12:37 pm

Ben Burston was raising funds to travel to South Africa for a one-year teaching assignment in a black or multi-racial school.

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He needed to raise £3,500 at the time to be able to pay for the educational trip, which was planned for summer 1993, after he had finished his A-Levels.