Raya and Dylan's School of Hope.
Raya Rickerby, 10, left, pours a cool glass of lemondae into a cup held by Jenna Ryan, 11, on June 1 outside All Creature Great and Small on King Street in Cobourg.
The girls, along with other friends and family, raised $115.15 selling pink lemonade to support Raya and Dylan's School of Hope. As of December 2012, the campaign has raised $5,000 of their $10,000 goal. June 6, 2013.
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COBOURG -- One cup at a time, siblings Raya Rickerby, 10, and Dylan Rickerby, 7, are hoping to raise money to help build a school in Guinea.
The sister-and-brother team is trying to raise $10,000 to build a school in the West African country of Guinea with Plan Canada. And on June 1, Raya and Dylan, along with friends and family, raised $115.15 selling pink lemonade outside All Creatures Great and Small on King Street in Cobourg, to support Raya and Dylan's School of Hope.
To date, the siblings have raised $5,000.
Working with Plan Canada, the Burnham Public School students say the funds will go towards building a school with washrooms for boys and girls, train teachers, build a playground and make sure the teachers and students have all the supplies and clean water they need. Once the Cobourg students have $10,000, UNICEF, a charitable organization for children, will donate $30,000 to complete the school project.
On June 8, the siblings will be selling lemonade once again in downtown Cobourg.
For more information or to donate, visit Raya and Dylan's web site at www.plancanada.ca/rayaanddylan.