My daughter Any Dunn is 17-years-old and is a student at TyneMet College studying health and social care.
Amy has recently returned from Cape Town in South Africa doing voluntary work together with a group of other students from the college, working in an orphanage with young children, some with disabilities.
This was an experience of a lifetime for Amy in every respect.
She benefitted greatly from the trip in broadening her horizons and also in being given the opportunity to help less fortunate others in need, which she really enjoyed.
In order to undertake this voluntary social work, the cost of the entire trip had to be fundraised.
We worked very hard to achieve this and it would not have been possible for Amy to attend had it not been for many people’s kindness and generosity.
We would like to thank each and every one who helped in this regard, and in particular Gold & Silver Dealings in North Shields, Stations News customer, Tynemouth Market, the Rotary Club, East-End Youth and Community Centre, and Jonny ‘chest wax legend’ Vickers.
I would also like to give a great thanks to Charlotte and Matty for looking after Amy on this, her first trip abroad.