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From Abbots to Africa — Sandra’s bushcraft quest


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n Abbots Langley resident is heading to Ken- ya on the trip of a lifetime, to help a local


tribe and learn their way of life. Sandra Higgins, 42, of Abbots Road, has been


learning skills with Woodland Ways Bushcraft and Survival for three years. She headed to the African country with the bushcraft specialist‘s sister group, Desert Ways. Sandra said: ―I have done a number of survival


courses and really enjoyed learning all the tech- niques needed to survive in the wild. It is a great way to meet new people and the group who or- ganise the trips and courses are a great bunch. ―I have travelled to South Africa and Morocco


in the past, but I have never done a trip such as this. The Maasai people are very proud and they still maintain a very traditional lifestyle.‖ Sandra will join 16 others on the trip and their


aim is not only to gain a greater understanding of a different culture. The group will also help the village and build a traditional hut for a re- tired couple.


Sandra Higgins getting her jabs at the Vine


House Health Centre in Abbots Langley in prep- aration for her trip.


Sandra added: ―It will no doubt be an amazing


experience and it will make us realise how much of a privileged lifestyle we have and how we take it for granted. They work very hard and main- tain their traditions and I am really excited to meet them. I cannot wait.‖ Flying out next month, all the resources used


will be sourced locally to give back to the commu- nity as well as donating part of the money from the cost of the trip to the village itself. For more information visit www.woodland-ways.co.uk. by Tori Giglio


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