AN ASPIRING actress from Gedney Hill is appealing for help in getting over the final hurdle standing between her and a coveted place at a London drama school.
Lianne Harvey (19) was one of just 28 successful auditionees selected from thousands to secure a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
But while the former Spalding High School student has the offer to start the three-year degree course in September, she now has the task of raising £11,000 to cover the living costs of her first year.
Her student loan will cover £8,000 but she still has another £3,000 to find. Working part-time while studying on the demanding course is not advised by the academy.
Lianne, of Lincoln’s Avenue, said: “I tried to get a place at drama school last year but I was told I did not have enough experience.
“I took a year out and worked with the BBC, had an internship with an international theatre company, did workshops with schools and colleges and taught drama.
“I also worked at a cinema and a theatre at the same time.”
To help her on her way to the final £3,000, Lianne is preparing to complete a sponsored 26-kilometre bike ride.
Her trip will take her from her home in Gedney Hill to a friend’s house in Stanground on September 8.
“Sponsorship will make the difference being able to live and not,” she said.
“It would mean the world and I will be so grateful. I can repay it in the future by making people proud of me and by working very hard.”
Lianne will also continue to work through the summer.
To sponsor her, visit www.justgiving.com/lianne-harvey-page.