Police from Nailsea help girls at a rescue centre in Kenya
PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 November 2018
Four police officers from Nailsea are spending a week at a rescue centre for vulnerable girls in Kenya.
The centre in Amboseli is for girls aged eight to 18 who have been rescued from abuse or dangerous situations, forced marriages or have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM).
There are 28 girls at the centre, which is often the first place in their lives where they can feel safe and supported.
Officers will complete humanitarian work and support The Divinity Foundation which is the charity behind the project.
The team has raised almost £3,000 over the past couple of months on different projects.
Schools and businesses have also donated to the appeal by giving clothes, stationery and toiletries to take out to the rescue centre in Kenya.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service also handed over donations of stationery to give out to the girls in Africa.