A CARNOUSTIE girl wants to thank all the people who have helped her with fund-raising for a trip to teach orphans in India.
Kym Anderson (18), a former pupil at Carnoustie High School, is attempting to raise £4,350 to join an eight-month Project Trust programme in India in January.
She said: “I turned down my first offer last year, but I got the chance again this year and I really wanted to do it.
“I’ll be teaching English when I’m there, it’s not just an orphanage, there’s an old folks home, and a medical centre. Where I’m going is really nice but it’s very poor.”
Kym organised a charity quiz night in the Fort Hotel in Broughty Ferry where she managed to raise £650.
She wanted to express her thanks to all the local businesses which kindly donated to her raffle and auction, and also everyone who took part on the night.
She said: “I just went round the shops with leaflets from the Project Trust explaining what I was doing and the response has just been totally overwhelming.”
The Rotary Clubs of Carnoustie and Arbroath have also been generous, donating £250 and £200 respectively, to the cause.
Kym still has more than £1,000 to raise, and although she is waiting to hear back from a few charitable trusts, she is also looking for more ideas to raise the money herself.
With that in mind she has organised a Golden Square game at Franco’s Cafe where she works, which has proved to be very popular with regulars and also funnels all her tips into the fund.
If you would like to help Kym or have fund-raising ideas you can send her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 07742721948.