Plucky Misson teenager’s life-changing trip

Megan Kershaw
Megan Kershaw

A teenager who spent five years battling a rare liver cancer is jetting off on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Uganda.

Megan Kershaw, 15, will join friends in years ten and 11 from South Axholme Academy on the Seb Coe International Inspiration Initiative trip in the summer.

The scheme aims to unite children around the world through sport.

Assistant headteacher Scott Barlow said: “This trip will be an amazing experience for all the students and will create some inspirational memories. During the trip the girls will be sleeping in the local school, delivering PE lessons to local children, going to school and shadowing students as well as visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Ugandan capital, Kamala.”

A number of fundraising events have already taken place to raise money to pay for back packs, hoodies, T-shirts and educational gifts for the Ugandan children. The group is also being sponsored by local businesses including the China Rose in Bawtry.

GCSE student Megan, of Middle Street, Misson, spent five years fighting cancer and has just been given the news she only needs to attend check-ups every six months.