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Saturday, February 1, 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to donate to Emily’s cause, visit virginmoneygiving.com/EmilySenior or virginmoneygiving.com/projecttrustbungeejump