Bearsden girl is raising cash for exciting trip to Thailand

Cherise Bell she is raising money to go to Thailand next summer.'Katherine Prentice, cherise bell and Rachel Nonhebel'Photo Emma Mitchell'23/7/13
Cherise Bell she is raising money to go to Thailand next summer.'Katherine Prentice, cherise bell and Rachel Nonhebel'Photo Emma Mitchell'23/7/13

An adventurous Bearsden teenager is organising a 1980s themed family disco to help raise money for a trip to Thailand next summer.

Cherise Bell (13), a Bearsden Academy pupil, wants to go on the World Challenge expedition next June with a few other pupils from her school.

The schoolgirl, from Whitehurst, said: “I really want to help people over there and I think it will be a fabulous learning experience.

“It won’t be luxurious - we will be sleeping in hostels and in tents in the jungle some nights but I don’t mind.

“This is a great opportunity to do something to help a community.”

Cherise isn’t sure what their exact itinery is yet but it’s likely that they will do some trekking through the hills, they may even be lucky enough to get an elephant ride.

World Challenge has many opportunities for different project work around Thailand, from living and working with remote hill-tribe villages in the far north, where previous teams have assisted with the construction of community buildings, to renovation work and English teaching in orphanages near the border town of Sangkhlaburi.

The disco is going to be held on Saturday, August 17 in the West of Scotland Rugby Club, Milngavie from 7pm to midnight.

For tickets to the disco, e-mail Cherise at cherisembell@gmail.com