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Waxathon at Carmel College raises funds for student's gap year trip to Chile
11:57am Friday 1st February 2013 in News
TEACHERS and pupils at a Darlington school braved a mass leg wax as part of a student’s gap year fundraising mission.
During the event - dubbed a waxathon - at Carmel College, ten teachers and 15 sixth form students had their legs waxed to raise money for second-year college student, Amy Hudson, who is heading to Chile, in South America, to spend a year teaching disadvantaged children.
The 17-year-old, from Darlington, was chosen out of thousands of applicants for the placement with the Project Trust, but needs to raise £5,400 to pay for her trip, which will be used to fund education in South America.
She said: “It went really well, we had queues out of the door to get in before it even started.
“It was good to get the teachers involved as well. The event raised £135.32 and I am still waiting for some sponsors from teachers.”
Miss Hudson has so far raised more than £1,000 and hopes to organise a number of carboot sales and other fundraisers over the next few months.
She will fly out to Chile in August with a group of Project Trust volunteers before moving into a host family’s home for the rest of the year with another volunteer.
To donate to her fundraising, visit virginmoneygiving.com/amyhudsongapyearinchile