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

Thomas Clarkson Academy students travelling to Borneo. Ella Chadney, Connor Parker, Sam Smith, Joseph Moore, Courtney Wakeham.

Thomas Clarkson Academy students travelling to Borneo. Ella Chadney, Connor Parker, Sam Smith, Joseph Moore, Courtney Wakeham.

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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.”


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