Hi, my name is Emily Ford and I am enrolled on a life changing expedition programme to China in 2014 as part of a team of 20 Rochester Grammar School students. The 3 week expedition, run by World Challenge, will be preceded by 15 months of preparation and planning and involves raising funds to take part. I will be completing a 5 day trek up one of China's mountains where I will be experiencing the effects of altitude and will have to work as part of a team, becoming more aware of my own strengths and weaknesses. The project phase will involve interacting with the local community, helping out in a school or orphanage to give something beneficial back. While on the expedition I will face a series of mental and physical challenges, travelling outside my comfort zone and learning how to overcome adversity and cope with new environments.
World Challenge is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will develop my leadership skills, team building, money management, confidence and responsibility. I will need to raise a total of £3,795 by the summer 2014 so every penny raised here is appreciated and will be a massive help. Thank you for your support.