PICTURE: Carlow student fundraising for month-long volunteering trip to Haiti

'This is my first volunteering venture and I am really looking forward to the experience...'

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Charlotte Cope lives in Palatine

Charlotte Cope is fundraising for a month of volunteering work which she will be carrying out in Haiti this summer "with the sole purpose of helping a community through various projects".

The 18-year-old lives in Palatine and up until recently went to boarding school in Kilkenny College but has just moved to Dublin to study Business and Law in UCD.

Speaking to Carlow Live, she said: "This is my first volunteering venture and I am really looking forward to the experience.

"During my stay in Haiti we aim to undertake many projects mainly surrounding children and construction."

Charlotte's volunteering efforts will involve working with children between the ages of 6 to 13 in both a sports camp and classroom environment.

She'll also help the community through the construction projects that they will be carrying out during their stay. 

"In order to travel with the group of seventeen it is compulsory that we raise funds of €2,800 each, this money goes directly into the projects we are carrying out with the kids' sports camp and classes along with construction in the afternoon.

"The organisation that I am travelling with is called Soley Haiti which is a very new organisation that travels with a group of twenty every year to Haiti in order to help the same community through their projects," she said. 

Charlotte added: "I would really appreciate any donation that you would be willing to make to this cause and it promises to have a really beneficial outcome for the community we will be joining in late June, 2019.

"You can donate money through my GoFundMe page on this link: gofundme.com/soley-haiti-volunteering-campaign."