Megan is Sri Lanka bound

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A Doddington teenager is looking for sponsorship to help achieve a dream of helping women and children half-way across the world.

Megan Hall (18), the eldest daughter of Cathy and Darryll Hall of Doddington, is in her first year studying psychology at Nottingham University and is looking to travel to Sri Lanka for five weeks next summer.

She has been accepted for a placement with Sri Lanka Volunteers, a registered charity helping people following the civil war there.

Megan will be working in a psychiatric hospital five days a week helping women and children who are trying to cope with bereavement, the affects of torture and sex crimes.

In order to go Megan has to raise money to cover her costs , which is around £1,000 to £1,300. She is hoping to attract sponsorship and donations from people and will be holding various fundraising events over the coming months.

Megan, whose student finance doesn’t even cover her living costs at university, has asked family and friends for donations instead of presents for her birthday and for Christmas.

Mum Cathy has organised a raffle at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely where she works in the minor injuries unit, but said it is still early days and the family will be looking at the best ways of raising the money.

If you would like to help Megan, who eventually hopes to go into the army to complete her psychology studies, then donations can be sent via the Fenland Citizen Office at 11 Union Street, Wisbech.