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Sophie lives with her parents and sister in Fersfield where she has lived for 5 years and for 10 years before they lived in Shelfanger. But Sophie is very determined – she left Diss High School to go to the 6th form in North Walsham, which meant travelling 4 hours a day – leaving home at 6am, cycling to Diss Station and getting back at 6pm or later.  Sophie did this as she particularly wanted to do the Art Course there for her A levels. She achieved an A grade, and hopes to go on to Art School next year and study film. But this is her gap year and she is determined to raise enough sponsor money to go on Raleigh International (see their website – click here). They run expeditions to Borneo, Costa Rica and Nicaragua and Tanzania for individuals to work on sustainable and worthwhile community and environmental projects alongside young people from the host country and local skilled workers. Sophie has to raise about £2,800 to enable her to join one of these expeditions.  So far she has raised £260 so has some way to go.  But her poster describes the kind of jobs she is willing to do for a ‘donation’ eg house cleaning, gardening, car washing, dog walking, sweeping leaves, babysitting, lawn mowing etc. She can also give references.  To contact Sophie email her or ring 01379 687587 or 07788 239122.