Dunmow teenager crying out for help to achieve her Malaysian dream

12:58 01 February 2014

Emily Senior with town crier Richard Harris.

Emily Senior with town crier Richard Harris.

Archant

Once in a lifetime opportunities are not to be missed, which is why a Dunmow teenager needs YOUR help to make sure she can embark on hers this September.

Emily Senior hopes to be flying to Malaysia to spend a year either teaching or working in an orphanage with the charity, Project Trust.

And over the past few months she has been working tirelessly to raise the £7,000 she needs to take part in the adventure.

She said: “I am really excited. I was really happy when I got selected.

“When we were away we had to pick our top three places we wanted to go and I got my top choice – I liked the look of Malaysia and I liked the look of the projects.”

Emily, of North Street, decided to apply for the trip because she did not want to go straight to university after completing her A-levels – and thought this would be a rewarding opportunity.

“This is a bit more structured than just going away travelling and I think it will benefit me more,” she added.

“My main worry is the language barrier. When we go we have a couple of weeks in the capital doing a crash course on the language and we basically have to speak fluently – it will be hard.

“But I am excited to just be away from home for such a long time and I am going to be getting so many new experiences.”

The 18-year-old has already reached half of her target and has organised a quiz night and plans to take part in a bungee jump to keep boosting funds.

The quiz will take place on Saturday, March 15, at Barnston Village Hall and tickets cost £5 per person. Teams can be made up of eight members.

To book tickets call 01371 875372 or e-mail martin@reflectivesole.co.uk.

If you would like to donate to Emily’s cause, visit virginmoneygiving.com/EmilySenior or virginmoneygiving.com/projecttrustbungeejump

0 comments

More news stories

8 minutes ago
Joyce Frankland GCSEs

At Joyce Frankland Academy, there were record highs in English with 86 per cent of students achieving top grades and 25 per cent getting an A or A* in maths.

Helena Romanes Franco Evett and Kieran Mabbett

At Helena Romanes School in Great Dunmow, pupils were celebrating impressive results with 63 per cent gaining five or more grades A* to C including English and maths up from 61 per cent last year.

Forest Hall pupils celebrate the school's best ever GCSE results

For the second year running, students and staff at Forest Hall School in Stansted are celebrating after achieving their best ever GCSE results.

09:56
Top left: Andrew Seaforth, top right: Bradley Stantiford, bottom left: Joanne O'Brien, bottom right: Matthew Hunt

A cocaine supply ring which operated out of Stansted saw eight of its members jailed for a total of 46 years at court on Friday (August 19).

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up