Students raising cash for an adventure of a lifetime

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A chance to work with orphaned children in Cambodia is the spur for a group of Spalding Grammar School students trying to raise at least £3,500 each for the trip.

About 15 students are hoping to visit Cambodia and Vietnam next summer on a World Challenge expedition where they will experience different cultures for a four-week period.

Two of the students, Bethany Knight and Benedict Seal (17) are holding a fashion show tonight at Act II Theatre Company’s studio based at Welland Business Park, Clay Lake, Spalding.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets priced £5 are available on the door.

Bethany said: “We had a huge choice of countries to visit, but we were all keen on Cambodia and Vietnam because we liked the idea of them being neighbouring countries but yet very different.

“In Cambodia, we’ll be working at a home for orphaned children and in Vietnam, there’ll be a lot of trekking.”

The students are getting no help from their parents in raising the money and Philip Robinson (17), who is organising a bowling event at AlleyCatz, Spalding, in June, said the challenge is helping them mature as people.

He added: “We’re a group of really driven students who want to stand out from the crowd and learn more about ourselves.”