Sarah says a big thank-you

Sarah Hunt prepares for her trip to Ghana. Ref shs 6333-32-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sarah Hunt prepares for her trip to Ghana. Ref shs 6333-32-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton - Credit: Archant

A Sidmouth teenager has achieved her dream of teaching children in Africa thanks to charity donations.

Sidmouth College student Sarah Hunt raised £5,900 to spend a year in Ghana teaching maths, science and English to pupils aged 13 to 18.

Her goal was made possible thanks to the Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust and the Viscount Amory’s Charitable Trust, which each donated £500 to help the 18-year-old reach her total.

Sarah said: “I want to say a big thank-you to everybody who has contributed or supported me during my fundraising. It’s not something that I could have achieved without the help and generosity that this community has shown me.”

To raise funds for her trip the 18-year-old organised a series of events including book and cake sales as well as studying for her exams.

Sarah, who is waiting for her A-level, results will be travelling with Project Trust, an educational charity aimed at school leavers.

Her trip will run for 12 months, starting from September.

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She will be keeping a blog about her time in Ghana. Follow her progress at ptghana2015.blogspot.co.uk

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