A student from Scilly has raised over £2500 for the charity Dig Deep. Rachel Pearce is about to embark on an incredible adventure climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for the charity and has been very busy fundraising for the charity in Scilly.
Rachel who spoke to Will over the Christmas New Year period is studying to become a teacher at the University of Brighton has been spending her breaks back in Scilly and using this time as a great opportunity raise money and awareness of the charity.
Dig Deep states on it’s website that “Clean drinking water, proper toilets and good hygiene are essential, and yet in rural Kenya too many children and communities lack these services. They have to walk long distances to collect water; children are getting sick from unclean water and poor hygiene and girls are dropping out of school because of the difficulty of not having private toilets."
"Dig Deep seeks to change this, giving children clean and safe environments to learn and communities the basic resources they need to survive and thrive.”
Rachel along with family and friends raised a whopping £1505 during a major fundraising day at Barclays Bank on St Mary's. Barclays matched pound for pond up to £1000 for charity and even though she's met her target she's still raising money for the charity. Rachel's fundraising page can be found here and you find out more about Dig Deep at www.digdeep.org.uk.
Rachel popped into the Radio Scilly studio to talk to Will about the fundraising event and her upcoming expedition. Click below to find out more and listen to the full interview.