Teenage girl’s mission to help poor families abroad

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A KIND-hearted teenager who grew up in Bulwell is preparing for a charity mission to build homes for destitute families in the Dominican Republic.

Tiffany Hunt (16), pictured, has signed up to take part in the charity trip, which is being organised by the Christian group, Mission Direct, in June.

But first she must raise £1,500 to cover travel expenses. so she is appealing for sponsorship and donations.

During the two-week trip to the Caribbean island, Tiffany will also visit a hospital and a school and help to distribute aid.

But the main task is to build homes for families who currently have to live in squalid shacks.

At the end of the mission, the group will present a family with the keys to their new home.

Tiffany is taking part in the charity trip with 15 peers from the Bluecoat Academy in Aspley where she is studying A-levels.

“I am really excited to be part of it,” said Tiffany, who lived in Bulwell until last year but now lives in Sherwood.

“There are a lot of people in the world who need help and support, so I hope I can do my bit.

“I would appreciate any help anyone can give in raising the money I need.”

Tiffany’s mum, Kelly Cawkwell, said: “I think more teenagers should do things like this because they need to learn what real suffering and hardship are to help them become better people.”

Anyone who would like to support Tiffany should e-mail w06thunt@tnbs.org.uk or call Kelly on 07708 904515 — DISPIC NHUD12-0160-1.