Clarkson five get Wisbech Round Table boost as they raise funds for Borneo trip
PUBLISHED: 14:51 12 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:51 12 March 2015
Five Thomas Clarkson Academy students have been given a helping hand as they get ready for a trip of a lifetime.
This summer, Courtney Wakeham, Connor Parker, Joseph Moore, Jodie Garner and Ella Chadney will travel to Borneo for a month.
They will work on a range of projects, helping to improve living standards for rural people. In addition, they will take part in a forest regeneration project and a wildlife conservation programme.
Each student must raise £3,960 to pay for their trip. To help them in their quest, Wisbech Round Table has donated £250.
Sam Smith, chairman of the Round Table, said, “It is wonderful to support these students who have a fantastic opportunity to develop living standards on the other side of the world.”
Miss Garner said: “We are really looking forward to this unique experience which will give us many opportunities to help communities in Borneo.”
Courtney Wakeham, who is also going on the trip, added: “I’m excited about making a change and seeing how people live, and it’s going to be good to spend a month without luxuries.”