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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland





Jennifer McBrideJENNIFER McBride, 30, is a member of the the team from Finaghy Methodist Church going to Tanzania this summer to help local people in the village of Magu build a multi-purpose building to be used for a worship centre, a nursery school, community events, youth centre, health care and library. The team will also be involved in other projects including supplying water pumps to develop small farms and working with schools and families.

In 2005 she travelled to Tanzania and because of the success of that visit and the impression made in the very poor part of Africa she decided to return. Since her last visit the Church has been supporting 151 orphans living with extended families and friends as well as supplying hundreds of mosquito nets.

What do you like doing on your day off?
Meeting up with friends, spending time with my Godchildren, shopping, eating, and talking on the phone.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
Coming home from Tanzania after eating potatoes and rice for three weeks to my Mum's Sunday dinner.

What has been your proudest moment?
Watching my brother cross the finish line at the Belfast Marathon after running 26 miles for the Tanzania project. My family and friends have been so amazing and supportive of my passion for the work in Tanzania.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
I can't think of one on the spot.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I would like to be trendy but prefer comfy clothes too much. The most I have spent was �130 on a handbag. I think I have a concerning addiction to Radley bags.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Too much responsibility. I would have no idea how to spend that much money.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Oh my goodness I have so many.

What music do you like?
I am an original Take Thater � watching them back on tour is like being 16 again � they are fantastic.

What sports person do you most admire?
There isn't one person in particular.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be? -
When I was in Tanzania in 2005, we took a three day holiday from the building site and stayed in the Serengeti. it was one of the most fantastic experiences of my life. We saw lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles � I loved every minute of it. It was lovely to have a couple of days to relax after all the building work.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To make a difference to less fortunate people.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
Wentworth Millar.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
All my photographs, a bible and lots of chocolate.


Car - My dream car would be a mini cooper convertible
Film - How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Comedian - Peter Kay
CD - Brian Houston "Sugar Queen"
Book - Any Marian Keyes Book
Actor - Wentworth Millar
Actress -. Jennifer Aniston

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