Recycling Lives is sponsoring a plucky 15-year-old on her trip to a Nepalese orphanage this month.
Francesca Webb, granddaughter of Marco De Pol of De Pol Associates, which provides planning consultancy services to Recycling Lives, will be spending just over five weeks at the Himalayan Helpless Children’s Home in Kathmandu, leaving the UK on the 15th December and returning on the 6th January.
Kind-hearted Francesca sent a beautifully written letter to Recycling Lives, explaining that she was still £400 short of the £2,000 she needed to raise for her trip. The sum will cover travel, accommodation and food, as well as gifts for the children and a donation to the Orphanage, which cares for children between the ages of six and 14. While there, Francesca and her fellow scouts will be assisting the staff at the Orphanage in building a library for the children and decorating the premises, as well as reading with the children themselves, and teaching them English.
Over the last few months, Francesca has been working hard to not only organise and plan the trip but to come up with imaginative new ways to raise the funds. She has arranged a charity fashion show, set up a tuck shop at her scout troop, hosted a monthly cake stall at a local church, and been a regular bag-packer at a supermarket. Her sterling efforts have raised a fantastic £1,600 and Recycling Lives was more than pleased to be able to offer her the remainder of the total.
Recycling Lives’ Legal Director, Paul Finnerty, commented:
“What Francesca has decided to do is amazing. For a 15-year-old to show such determination and generosity is truly humbling and Recycling Lives is proud to be able to help her achieve her goal.
“By offering a helping hand to those in need, Francesca the same kind of community spirit that we value so highly here at Recycling Lives. We wish her the best for her trip and hope that she and her fellow scouts will have a Merry Christmas out in Nepal!”