A Louth schoolgirl is hoping public backing will help achieve her dream of taking on the World Challenge in 2014.
Cara Thompson, 15, who attends Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College, is raising money to go on a life changing trip to Thailand and Cambodia to help some of the world’s poorest people.
Cara is one of 15 students from Monks’ Dyke who are taking part through the school, and she is holding a Christmas fayre this Sunday in a bid to raise more of the £4,000 she requires.
The aim of the project is to teach youngsters valuable life skills through expeditions and thousands have taken part since it began over 20 years ago.
While Cara is away she will help build an orphanage and give her time and efforts to local communities before she get gets the chance to trek on a safari.
“I like a challenge and thought I would really enjoy this,” she said.
“Altogether there are 15 of us as well as two teachers, the school is very supportive and we are raising more money as a group.”
Through a coffee morning and Cara’s part time job she has so far raised £500, and she is planning a fashion show in March.
The Christmas fayre is at Louth Hospital Club from 11am until 4pm this Sunday, November 25.
There will be plenty going on, including coffee and mince pies, a bottle stall, raffles, name cards and a chance to start your Christmas shopping early.