A talented teenager from Cowbit, who is literally singing her way through her GCSE revision, is calling for support for her next big mission to help children with special needs in Uganda.
In June Mo Power (15) will become the youngest volunteer to join Mission Direct at a school in Rukungiri, where she will be decorating new classrooms, sinking new wells, supporting projects that deal with family issues, as well as experiencing all that life in Africa has to offer for children and young people.
So far, the University Academy Holbeach (UAH) student has £700 towards the trip but needs to raise £1,750.
To boost funds, Mo’s Concert is being held at Holbeach Methodist Church on Friday, April 24 – and proud mum Liz is urging everyone to go along.
Liz said: “Mo is my youngest daughter and has a massive heart. She feels very strongly for the plight of children not so lucky as her. She is the youngest person Mission Direct has taken out to Africa and even the Ebola situation does not deter her.
“I am so proud of her as she has conquered her dyslexia and is excelling at school, thanks to her acting and singing skills and her ability of converting her GCSEs to performances. She can sing you all her French vocabulary!
“She is a lively, funny beautiful young woman and I really want her to succeed.”
Mo said: “I didn’t get to do work experience and was looking for something to do, where I could make a difference, in the long summer holidays. I heard about Mission Direct through family friends from church. I’m so excited about the trip.”
Mo plans to fly out the day after her last GCSE exam – and has more exciting times to look forward to on her return. A member of Act 11 youth theatre in Spalding, she has secured a place at Stamford’s Wildcats Musical Theatre School in September – and dreams of a career in the West End.
Mo’s Concert starts at 7pm and tickets can be booked by calling 07717209704.