Student raised around £4,000

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A kind-hearted student who’s raised around £4,000 so she can help others has been praised by teachers for her efforts.

Zoe, from Pool Academy, has organised numerous events throughout the year to help fund her charity trip to Tanzania. She plans to travel out in July to help others less fortunate than herself.

The Year 10 student recently raised £310 at a charity bingo night. This money, along with her previous fundraising efforts, means she can now afford to go on the trip. She was also given a donation by the Camborne, Redruth and District Lions Club.

In recognition of all her hard work staff at Pool Academy bought her a rucksack for her travels.

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Will McKenzie, teacher at the school, said: “I think it is fantastic she has raised so much money for the trip. It will be a lifetime experience and I am looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing some photographs.”

Zoe says she plans to spend four weeks in East Africa with Camps International to help with local projects such as building classrooms, community centres or protecting wildlife.

She said: “I am excited and am looking forward to going.”

Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “We are incredibly proud of all the hard work she has put into raising the money for the Tanzania trip

“What an incredible trip. She has definitely earned it after all that hard work fundraising.”