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Worlingham teenager holds first fundraising event for India trip

PUBLISHED: 16:18 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:18 09 March 2017

Amy Mallett (forth from right) held  a zumba day to help fundraise for a trip to teach in India

Amy Mallett (forth from right) held a zumba day to help fundraise for a trip to teach in India

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A Worlingham teenager held her first fundraising event as she is set to spend a year teaching in India.

Amy Mallet, a sixth form student at Bungay High School, was picked from hundreds of applicants to travel 4,598 miles in late summer to volunteer with a primary school to help children develop their English language skills.

But the 17-year-old needs to raise £6,200 to fund her trip.

She recently held a neon themed zumba class at Bungay High School which raised £124.

Amy will begin her journey with an orientation session before joining a project in either southern India or one of the country’s northern states.

She will find out her specific placement this month, which is likely to be in a school, but there are also opportunities to work with blind children and at an eye hospital.

If any individual or business would like to sponsor Amy visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Amy-Mallet

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