An International aid worker has shaved her hair to raise money for an aid trip to Ghana to create awareness and help reduce poverty.

Beth Moore, from Linden hopes to spend three months in Ghana starting September 28, as she hopes to raise £800 for the trip.

But it will not stop there; not only is she raising cash for the 'community building project', she is also counting on donations to travel across the African continent.

the 24-year-old volunteer has to raise £800 to come to Ghana but an International Citizen Service charity will fund everything else that she needs while she is here and she will be staying with a host family within the three months period

Beth said: "I have to travel to York to take part in two training days during that time you are selected to take part in a certain project that they think you would be best suited to. They tell you in that time about what to expect within the culture and how to overcome the language barriers and what you can and can't do."

"I studied International Development Studies and it has given me a good grasp of understanding about uneven developments in countries. I am really looking forward to going out there, and this charity I feel really makes a difference." Beth added

Beth's mother Sally Moore, 58, from Quedgeley said: "I am so proud of her. Beth has always had a social conscience. We may not understand why she wants to do this, but I am pleased that she will be staying with a host family."

After having jabs for rabies, yellow fever and a whole host of other things that have left her feeling poorly on some occasions, she is currently on £450.

Now Beth is being dared to eat chillies and being splattered with water balloon and there is talk of her even walking through town in full snorkelling gear to get her to that magic £800 mark.

By: Abdul Malik/