By Tara Vocino
MALDEN – A couple is raising money to support their mission’s trip to Africa. Teresa Copson and her husband, Sean, need to raise $5,200 each.
“We helped to build a wing of elementary school classrooms, playground and kitchen,” Teresa Copson said. “We left feeling so grateful for what we have.”
Sean Copson is a builder by trade and likes that he is able to help out using his profession. The charity is Mellon Educate, which is an Irish organization. They like to use their Irish heritage on this trip. They also drew their own inspiration from Father Anthony, who is originally from Africa, at St. Joseph’s Parish.
“When you go, it changes things,” Sean Copson said. “It’s hard to explain that to someone who’s never been.”
They thanked local businesses for their assistance, including Visible Ink Tattoos, Hugh O’Neill’s, Bobby C’s and Faces Brewery. The trip is from Nov. 18 to 24, and the crew works from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The flight is 19 hours each way. Teresa Copson said the children are so grateful.
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