A Bedford woman is about to set out to Tanzania to fulfil a promise she made to build a house for a poor family.
Alice Lisle-Denny was volunteering in an orphanage in Arusha three years ago when she met a family living in a mud and wooden shack.
When Alice returned in July, during a trip to climb Kilimanjaro, she visited the family and discovered that the house had deteriorated.
She also met Zac Lanza who has built two houses for families in Arusha and has formed a registered charity The House That Zac Built, to provide quality and sustainable housing and outside toilet facilities for families in Tanzania.
The former Dame Alice Harpur School pupil is returning this month to see completion of the three-roomed home, with an outside toilet.
To raise money for her project she is organising a tea dance on Sunday, October 13 from 2pm until 5pm at the Bedford Guild House in Harpur Street.
Tickets are £7.50 and include two dance lessons courtesy of the Court School of Dancing, and free tea, coffee and a cake. All are welcome.
For tickets, email email@example.com or call her on 07969 318684.
Follow her blog at http://alicebuildsmamacostanziaahouse.blogspot.co.uk/
If you would like to donate visit her JustGiving page at: http://www.justgiving.com/MamaCostanziasHouse.