Sussex Downs College student Catherine Sage, 17, from Seaford, was delighted when the Rotary Club of Seaford donated £250 towards voluntary work she is carrying out in The Gambia this December.
She will be helping Sussex Central YMCA which runs the Gambia Project and teaches young people skills to benefit their education.
It is with this group that Catherine will travel, to learn how valuable the opportunities are that we have in life by seeing the difficulties faced by children and young people living in less fortunate and culturally very different situations.
Catherine said: “I have been given an itinerary for the week in Gambia.
“The places we are visiting include: an orphanage, a deaf school, a hospital in Banjul and local people’s houses. We plan to arrange activities for our visits and we are bringing clothes, toys and stationery to give children donations, and we may incorporate sport into our visits.
“For example showing the children at the deaf school sport and playing sport with the children at the orphanage.”
Catherine needed to raise funds herself and the Rotary Club of Seaford was delighted to donate £250 towards her £750 costs.
The picture shows club president Michael Logan with Catherine.