Off to help underprivileged children

Carrie Elkington
Carrie Elkington

An ex-Sleaford High School student is flying to Romania next week to help underprivileged children.

Carrie Elkington, 18, will go to Bucharest on July 10 before travelling a further 300km by train to Bacau, where she and a team of nine will work at a summer school for vulnerable children.

“Some of the children may be from poorer backgrounds, be orphaned or simply lack the opportunities that many British children are able to take for granted,” said 
Carrie, who now studies law in Nottingham.

“Our team target is to raise £2,000 for the local charity, FSC. This will not only support our trip, but fund all materials/food for the school.

“We will be running lessons in sport, art, music, and drama – which will hopefully be enriching for the children.

“We hope to expose them to new experiences and skills, where they previously would not have had the opportunity to learn them.”

She added: “We have the chance to make real change, allowing these children the chance to experience new things and have a fantastic summer.”

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