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Bursaries help young to travel

INTREPID students will be heading to Edinburgh, Borneo and Nepal, having received bursaries from Knowle and Dorridge Lions.

INTREPID students will be heading to Edinburgh, Borneo and Nepal, having received bursaries from Knowle and Dorridge Lions.

Every year the group offers funding to help local youngsters fulfil their travel plans. This year the three successful applicants will be receiving grants totalling £2,000.

Julia Shelley will be performing with a comedy troupe in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She described the tour as a “once in a lifetime chance.”

Olivia James, studying at Durham University, is travelling out to Nepal - where she will spend two months working with the locals.

“By visiting Nepal I’m hoping to experience the culture first hand and to bring back an awareness you cannot get at uni,” she said.

The last of the travelling trio is Thomas Jewell, who is going the furthest of all - over 7,000 miles to Borneo.

Once there he’ll be working with youngsters at a local outward bound school.

Lion Bob Thurtle said that the group was now looking forward to receiving next year’s applications.

If you are between 16-24 and would like to apply for a bursary to help with your travels, go to www.knowleanddorridgelions.com/ytb

 

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