Pershore student 'scaling the heights’ to raise vital cash - The Evesham Observer

Pershore student 'scaling the heights’ to raise vital cash

Evesham Editorial 9th Apr, 2017   0

A PERSHORE student is preparing to saddle up and cycle the height of Mount Everest this Easter in the hope of raising enough money to travel to Thailand to teach English to children.

Adam Palin, an 18-year-old Pershore High School sixth form student, will take on the gruelling 15-hour ‘Everesting Cycle Challenge’ on Easter Sunday (April 16), which will see him peddle 8,848 metres on Peachfield Road, Malvern.

The photography and product design student hopes to travel to the Asian country this September for a year, through Project Trust, a charity which provides voluntary gap year placements around the world for 17 to 19-year-olds in education and social care.

Adam has already raised more than £2,500 through fund-raising events and donations, and is hoping the Everesting Cycle Challenge will help him reach his target of £6,200.

“Last September I had the opportunity to attend a four-day selection course on the Isle of Coll with Project Trust,” Adam said.

“I’m thrilled to now have been selected to go to Thailand for 12 months to teach. I’ll aim to improve the English speaking of the children as for them, being able to speak English opens up a lot of doors, such as more opportunities to work and a better future.

“I feel very honoured to be given the chance to be part of this development to teach young people and help them achieve their goals.

“But in order for me to travel and teach in Thailand I need to raise £6,200. This money goes towards training, flights, living expenses accommodation, insurance and support while overseas.

“This year is going to be a life changing experience and any donations, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated,” he added.

Visit to donate to Adam’s cause or for more information on Project Trust.

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