Donation brings Budleigh teenager a step closer to volunteering trip

PUBLISHED: 08:30 16 May 2017

Zena Hawkins of Kings Garden Centre presents a cheque to Lauren Brewster for one hundred pounds. Ref exe 19 17TI 2560. Picture: Terry Ife

Zena Hawkins of Kings Garden Centre presents a cheque to Lauren Brewster for one hundred pounds. Ref exe 19 17TI 2560. Picture: Terry Ife

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A donation has brought a Budleigh Salterton teenager a step closer to a ‘life-changing’ volunteering challenge.

Lauren Brewster, 15, of Barn Lane, has been trying to raise £3,980 so she can travel to Ecuador to help build houses and schools.

Following a £100 donation from Kings Garden Centre, in Exmouth, Lauren’s total now stands at £2,980. A crowd funding page has been set up to help her meet the target.

The four week trip is one of many voluntary schemes being organised by Camps International across Africa, Asia and South America.

While in Ecuador she will also re-plant trees in the Amazon, take part in wildlife conservation activities and a ‘large scale’ beach clean-up.

In the final stage of her trip, Lauren will attempt to obtain an open-water diving certificate.

Lauren thanked all the individuals and companies which have supported her so far.

Anyone wanting to donate can go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/GetLaurenToEcuador


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