Kayleigh raising cash for Costa Rica trip

AN ARBROATH woman is trying to raise money this weekend to travel to Costa Rica to help underprivileged children.

On Sunday, Kayleigh Carr (24) will join friends Belinda Dooley, Laura Marie Dooley, Claire Carnegie and Diane Haxton in a sponsored walk and horse ride.

Kayleigh will be on foot while the others will be on horseback. The group will start at Tarry Farm and will travel via the back roads to Friockheim and then return the same way.

The seven-mile trek is to raise funds so that Kayleigh can join a volunteering expedition to Costa Rica with Raleigh International.

She hopes to go to Jokbata, in the Chirripo region to build primary classrooms for the indigenous population there.

Kayleigh, who currently works for Merchant’s Hairdressers, said she was inspired to take part after a friend went to India on a similar Raleigh International project.

She needs to reach a target of £1,700 in order to take part, all the money for which goes to providing materials and tools for the various projects.

Raleigh is an international charity which sends groups of 17 to 24-year-olds overseas to take part in community and environmental projects in third world countries.

While in Costa Rica, Kayleigh will also be working closely with other charities such as Just A Drop in creating sustainable projects for the populace.

Next Saturday Kayleigh will be holding a ladies’ night at the Anchor Bar. Tickets are £12 and can be bought at the door.

Currently Kayleigh has raised over £700. To donate please visit www.justgiving.com/kayleigh-carr