Innis set for Guyana project
A Balfron High School student has been selected for an overseas education project.
Innis Sherwood-Thompson is set to spend 12 months as a volunteer teaching maths and science in Guyana, on South America’s North Atlantic coast, but has to raise over £6000 to fund the trip.
He needs the money to cover“everything from fares to inoculations”and has been raising funds since he was chosen just before Christmas.
Having already raised £3000, he now plans a ceilidh, featuring the Balfron High School Ceilidh Band , in Edmonstone Hall, Blanefield, on March 4.
As part of the ceilidh project, a silent auction will take place with donations from family, friends and the generosity of local businesses.
One of the auction items will be a framed oil painting of an old steam train racing past Glengoyne distillery specially commissioned by family friend Jim Thomson.
Tickets for the ceilidh are available from Balfron High School reception during normal school office hours.
For further information on ceilidh tickets, to find out more about Innis’venture and to check on or donate to his fundraising you can view his Facebook page at www. facebook.com/ innisyearwithpt.
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