Abi’s fundraiser for year in South Africa

August 24 2017

Abigail Hall, aged 18, departs for her gap year this autumn to teach at a primary school in South Africa.

Abigail Hall, aged 18, departs for her gap year this autumn to teach at a primary school in South Africa.

Project Trust is a charity that sends teenagers, between the ages of 17 to 19 who have finished school, overseas to volunteer in developing countries. The Trust has been sending volunteers overseas for nearly 50 years and in doing so, making a huge difference to both the communities and the volunteers themselves.

Abi explained: “On September 7 I'll be teaching the full curriculum to 25 children aged 6-12 that have been moved to Thembilihle home because of abusive families.  It is a place of safety for children who have been abused or are at risk of abuse, so not only will I will be teaching, I will be involved in a lot of social care work as well. 

“I became interested when one of the Project Trust volunteers spoke at school. I went along to their rigorous selection course on the Isle of Coll in the Hebrides, which I passed.” 

Abi, who lives in Bishopston, took her A-levels at the North Bristol Post 16 Centre in Cotham. A keen singer, she has a place lined up to study music at Sheffield University on her return next year. 

However, she has a big adventure planned before she takes up her studies again and she stills needs to raise another £1,000 of the £6,200 total to cover the majority of the cost of her flights and living costs for her year overseas.

“I’ve been very busy raising money through cake sales, buckets at charity evenings and spent many hours setting up a charity concert at my local church. I’m almost there with fundraising but still need to ask for more donations,” said Abi.

If you would like to support Abi’s work with the Project Trust see: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AbigailHall2