Uniformed Public Service Students Trek Across Hadrian’s WallPrint Page
A Richmond schoolgirl's dream of helping one of the poorest communities in the world has moved a step closer thanks to Darlington College students.
Izzy Rickaby, 16, wants to go on an expedition of a life time next summer helping villagers in remote Peru.
But she needs to raise over £4,000 for the once in a lifetime chance, and has already clocked up over £1,500 after a 34-mile trek in Northumberland.
Izzy and Uniformed Public Service students from the college took part in an epic sponsored walk on Hadrian’s Wall.
She said the adventure was just the beginning of her efforts to raise the money needed for the trip. She has already raised over half the money needed through previous fundraising efforts.
“I cant wait to get to Peru where I will be working on projects to improve living conditions. I know it is going to be a very diverse and rural community where lots of help is needed to improve living conditions,” she said.
The Richmond Sixth Form College student even took the family pet Willow on her trek in Hadrian’s Wall.
“I had an absolutely brilliant couple of days with the students and I am very grateful to them and the tutor Gary Paxton for giving up their time to take part in the sponsored event,” she said.
Her trip next July will include a visit to the floating islands in Lake Titicaca and a trip down the Colca Canyon.
Tutor Gary Paxton said the exercise had been good preparation for Public Uniform Services students were preparing to serve in the Armed Forces or Police.