Raising funds ahead of dream trip to USA

Brechin girl Imogen Sherrit, who is currently in the middle of a fundraising drive to realise her dream of a gap year in Michigan, USA.

Brechin girl Imogen Sherrit, who is currently in the middle of a fundraising drive to realise her dream of a gap year in Michigan, USA.

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Brechin teenager Imogen Sherrit is in the middle of a fund-raising drive, in the hope of achieving her dream to go to the USA for a gap year next August.

The gap year programme she has applied for is run by an organisation called Foreign Links Around the Globe, a Michigan based non-profit organisation, authorised to place international high school students with American volunteer host families and schools for an academic year and/or semester programmes.

Before she can take part in this she needs approximately £5700, which she has acknowledged is going to be difficult to raise.

Imogen intends to organise several fund-raising events after the new year, such as a ceilidh, prize bingo night and also a whisky tasting night.

The Brechin High School pupil is currently doing all she can to raise money, most recently organising a raffle at the Brechin pantomime.

Over the course of the five shows she raised £253, a great start to her fund.

The prize for the raffle was a Christmas hamper, which went to Mrs Haggart of Park Road, Brechin. Imogen would like to thank everyone for her support.

The seventeen-year-old also has a Christmas quiz on sale for 50p, with a closing date of December 19.

These can be found in Brymer’s, Hendry’s newsagents, Sweets and Treats, Turriffs, Gardiners, Sydney David, Dennis’, Robson’s Opticians, Gourmet Grocery, Whittaker’s Opticians and Rosie’s Bakehouse.

The quizzes can also be found in the Tweed Warehouse and the Spar in Edzell.

The prize has been kindly donated by Gavin Brymer, which is a £20 voucher to be spent in Bruce Brymer Butchers.

Imogen would like to give a big thanks for all the support she has received so far.

PICTURED RIGHT: Brechin girl Imogen Sherrit, - currently in the middle of a fund-raising drive to realise her dream of a gap year in Michigan, USA.