Newmarket student Chloe starts fund-raising for the adventure of a lifetime
A Newmarket student is aiming to raise funds to pay for the adventure of a lifetime and the chance to help with community projects on the other side of the world.
Chloe Knott, 15, who lives in Selwyn Close, is among a group of Soham Village College pupils who hope to take part in a World Challenge trip in July 2020 to Borneo, where they will help with building a school and safeguarding baby turtles from predators, and take part in a jungle trek where they hope to see orangutans.
But in order to fulfil the dream, Chloe must use her own initiative to raise £3,500 to pay for her place on the trip.
She is launching her fund-raising on Saturday when she is staging a jumble sale at Swaffham Bulbeck Primary School, where her sister is a teacher.
The event, which starts at noon, will have a number of stalls as well as the traditional jumble and Chloe is looking forward to getting started on what seems like a mammoth task.
“I think once we’ve got the first £1,500 or so in the bank it will seem easier,” said her mother Cathy.
“It does seem a massive challenge but once Chloe sets her mind to something she sees it through.”
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