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Easter Fair aids trio’s funds for Costa Rica trip




Three pupils at a Lynn secondary school are a step closer to a life-changing expedition in Costa Rica after an Easter Fair they held at the weekend.

Year 11 Springwood High School students Gracie Gohn, Lily Pink and Becky Williamson held the event at St Martha’s Catholic Primary School in Gaywood on Saturday to help raise the funds needed for their four-week Camps International trip next year.

The teenagers will be working on projects with the community in Costa Rica, helping to protect the environment and constructing community buildings.

To fund the trip, they each need to raise just over £4,000, and the Easter Fair added to the money they have raised towards this goal so far.

The three girls, Front left to right are Becky Williamson, Gracie Gohn, Lily Pink, and back left to right, Hayley Pink (Lily's Mum), Karen Williamson (Becky's Mum), Laura Curtis (Gracie's Mum)
The three girls, Front left to right are Becky Williamson, Gracie Gohn, Lily Pink, and back left to right, Hayley Pink (Lily's Mum), Karen Williamson (Becky's Mum), Laura Curtis (Gracie's Mum)

A raffle, face-painting, a tombola and an Easter egg hunt were all part of the fundraising event.

Laura Curtis, Gracie’s mum, said a “special mention” should go to the Bank House, Park Farm and the Flowers on the Green in North Wootton for their donations of prizes for the raffle.

She said: “We also raised £700 in total and are very grateful for the support of the St Martha’s staff and family, without whose help we wouldn’t have been able to hold the fair.”

The trio will be hoping to add to their funds this weekend, when they will be bag-packing at Tesco in Gaywood.

To support their fundraising, visit their GoFundMe pages by searching the teens’ names at www.gofundme.com.


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