Carnival queen's aid trip to Borneo
PUBLISHED: 08:14 27 August 2015 | UPDATED: 08:14 27 August 2015
Seaton teenager needs to raise £4,000 to fund her journey to the South Pacific
Seaton Carnival Queen Jenny Weber is busy raising money to fund an aid mission to the South Pacific.
The 14-year-old Axe Valley Community College student is planning to fly to Borneo in 2017 to help provide vital resources for an island community
Jenny will be part of a team from Camps International working on a variety of projects, including well-digging, school-building and other community support schemes. The charity is a global organisation, which helps developing countries and, at the same time, provides hard-working adventure holidays for young adults who want to make a difference in the world.
Jenny needs to raise £4,000 to fund her trip, some 40 per cent of which will go directly to the community on Mantanana Island, where she will be working during her four-week stay.
In addition to the hard work undertaken there, the volunteers will also get to spend time in a wildlife reserve for orangutans, and achieve a PADI scuba diving qualification.
Jenny has already raised more than £1,300 through activities such as car boot fairs, busking and selling personal possessions on eBay. More fundraising is planned in the next couple of years, including a Christmas concert, sales of her upcoming music CD, table top sales and more.
She said: “It’s an awesome opportunity, organised by Camps International in association with my school, Axe Valley Community College, but I really need help in raising the cost of the trip.”
Find out more about how to help Jenny, visit: www.jennyweber.co.uk and www.campsinternational.co