Nicola Lines, a fifteen year old schoolgirl took the initiative to write to The Rotary Club of Consett and offer to speak to members about her trip to India with World Challenge.
Nicola who has been fundraising for almost two years to help fund her trip is seen here accepting a cheque from President Elect John Brierley on 30th April this year.
She prepared a professional presentation and delighted her audience by explaining what her journey involved.
Along with eight other young people, Nicola after exploring-and experiencing the culture of India for several days will travel to Jaipur where she will be helping to fund and build a classroom and toilet block in Sharda Primary School, so secondary education can be offered to the children there.
Members of Consett Rotary were very impressed with Nicola who over the Easter holidays walked St. Cuthbert’s Way, a 65 mile track from Melrose to Lindisfarne to help raise funds for her adventure.
She has promised to return to the club later in the year with another informative talk on how the project went.