A TEENAGER is getting ready for the “amazing opportunity” of a charity expedition to Borneo.
Sudbury Upper School pupil Olivia Anderson, 15, will spend a month looking after orangutans, teaching English and building facilities from July 29.
She will be joined by seven other pupils and the school’s head of art Chris Roychowdhury on the trip organised by Camps International.
“I am slightly nervous as it is a long time away from home, but I’m really excited,” said Olivia, from Swanfield, Long Melford.
“It’s an amazing opportunity and something I would never normally be able to do.”
She decided to sign up following a presentation at her school and has raised £2,000 of her £3,500 target through concerts and cake sales organised at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, where her mother Lindsay works as a nurse.
Lindsay believes her daughter, who has a sister, Elizabeth, 20, and brother, Daniel, 18, will benefit hugely from the expedition.
“It will be brilliant for her to see how other people live, while enjoying themselves in somewhere like Borneo,” she said.
A garage sale has been organised to raise funds in Swanfield on Sunday from 10am to 1pm. For more information, call 07980 730414.
A curry night at the Melford Valley tandoori, with profits going to the expedition, will take place on March 27.