Teenager just a few hundred pounds short of target

Megan Ledbetter with Warner's Budgen store manager, Guy Warner

Megan Ledbetter with Warner's Budgen store manager, Guy Warner

First published in News

A COTSWOLD teenager has been busy fundraising for the trip of a lifetime and is just a few hundred pounds away from her target.

Megan Ledbetter, who attends Chipping Campden High School, has been busy raising money to travel to Tanzania for a month since April last year.

All in all Miss Ledbetter, of Redesdale Place, Moreton, needed to raise £3,695 and is just over £300 off her target with just a few weeks to go before she jets off on July 11.

One of the ways the 16-year-old raised the money was to sell of a treasure square of 150 numbers, with each square providing the chance for someone to win a prize.

The local Warner's Budgens has store supported this event and so manager of the stores Darren Warner helped Miss Ledbetter to pick the winners.

She said she hoped to reach her target in time by working extra hours and she thanked all the people and businesses who had supported her along the way.

"I am very excited and looking forward to this amazing unique experience and tremendous challenging opportunity," she added. "The trek itself is going to be challenging but the work out there in the community will be so rewarding and will help me learn some valuable life skills, team building, leadership."

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