Teens make the great leap to raise funds for India trek

Oliver Borman, Emma Wright, Florence Seigneury, Amber Bourne, Alice Rolph, Jade Poulter, Amber Robinson and Leah Epton. EMN-150427-125118001
Oliver Borman, Emma Wright, Florence Seigneury, Amber Bourne, Alice Rolph, Jade Poulter, Amber Robinson and Leah Epton. EMN-150427-125118001

Eight students from Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College have taken part in a skydive to raise money towards their World Challenge in India.

The students - who are part of a 12 strong team that will travel to 
South India in July - include Jade Poulter, Amber Bourne, Florence 
Seigneury, Alice Rolph, Emma Wright, Leah Epton, Amber Robinson and 
Oliver Borman.

The World Challenge 
India team will be setting off to Kochi on July 17, where the dozen 
students will be taking on the Munner Trail, climbing mountains higher than Mount Snowdon 
in the process.

One of the skydivers, 17-year-old Jade Poulter, said: “The skydive was brilliant and I definitely want to do it again with my sisters and my dad.

“So far I have raised £520, and the whole group of us have probably raised around £2,300 by now.”

All the money raised, through the skydive and other individual fundraising activities, will support the team’s visit to India.

Jade explained: “We’re really excited for the trip and it will be a big challenge, especially as it’s during monsoon season.”

After the three day trek, the students will take part in community projects with local school 
children, exchanging lessons, songs and games 
from their cultures.

The last couple of days will be a chance to relax and explore, 
with all activities being organised by the students themselves.

The team’s recent bag packing efforts at Co-op also raised £400 which the team will use during their relaxation time.

“We get to decide our own thing, but we’re edging towards washing the elephants”, Jade explained.

Another recent fundraising event organised by Jade was a gig performed by her singer and guitarist father, Dave Poulter, which 
took place at Louth Golf Club last week. The gig was well-attended and raised a further £337 towards the trip.

• Search for ‘Jade’s World Challenge India 2015’ on Facebook for more information, and follow the fundraising website links if you wish to make a donation.