A RINGWOOD School student has used pedal power to help raise funds so she can travel to help communities in Tanzania.

Teah Bannister has been given the opportunity to go to Tanzania with Ringwood School and Camps International for a month next summer to help with activities like elephant conservation and beach cleans.

To do this Teah has to raise £4,500 and has been doing jobs such as cleaning, gardening and fence painting to raise the money but Covid-19 put a stop to this.

Her mum Gail set herself a challenge to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats this summer so that she could help her raise money. Although Teah, who is in Year 11, is not a keen cyclist she joined her mum and completed the 1212 miles from Lands End to John O Groats in 28 days.

Gail said: “Teah enjoyed the experience as we cycled at a slow pace, stopping for lots of hot chocolate and cakes and we cycled all of it off of the main roads enjoying the canal paths and national parks, following the Sustrans routes.

“Teah is over the moon about raising over £2,000 towards her Tanzania trip and we both have everything crossed that the trip doesn’t now get cancelled due to Covid.”