Teenager raises money to fund community trip
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A teenager has spoken of her excitement after raising more than £600 to fund a ‘International Community Experience’ through the Guides.
Emily Eaton, who attends Castle Manor Academy in Haverhill, will take her place alongside other Guides from across the country after organising a number of fundraising events.
Emily, who will be working in Shannon and Limerick in Ireland during a five-day trip, said: “It has been hard work but fun along the way. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me to raise over £600.”
Emily raised the money through a number of events including book sales, bake sales, bag packing in Iceland, fundraising events at Guides and Brownies and a Just Giving site where she has been particularly supported by local company Star Cars.
Vanessa Whitcombe, headteacher at Castle Manor Academy, said: “‘We are so proud of Emily. She has worked tirelessly for several months to achieve her goal, which is very impressive.
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“I know she will make the most of this opportunity and will go on to even bigger community projects.
“Emily has a huge heart and lives our school values of working hard and being kind every day.”
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