Tony Poole Travel Scholarship

Tony Poole Travel Scholarship

News May 7, 2014

A local charity has a number of travel scholarships to award to young people under the age of 25.

Lamb’s Charity was established in 1731 for promoting the eduction of persons under the age of 25 years who are in need of financial assistance and who are residents in Edingley or neighbouring parishes.

The Travel Grants are to be used as a contribution to travel costs incurred as a result of educational, charitable volunteering and cultural visits. In previous years formal study abroad for further education and professional education and volunteering in the third world have attracted most grants but other projects are considered.

The charity provides up to three grants each year of up to £750 each. The successful candidates in 2013 were Emma Gees and Hannah Sharpe.

Emma Gees is studying medicine at the University of Leeds. She received £750 towards a trip to Cameroon to work with Sightsavers International as part of a research project in International Health. While there she investigated why people don’t seek healthcare when they have an eye condition. Cameroon has a much higher incidence of blindness than the worldwide average, and it is worrying that people do not seek help as 80% of blindness is treatable or preventable. The results of the project were passed to the Cameroon government and the World Health Organisation.

Hannah Sharpe, a student at the Minster School, was awarded £750 towards a charitable expedition to Malawi organised by the school. While there she worked to improve the conditions at a Primary School and spent time with the local children organising games and learning activities.

Potential candidates can obtain a copy of the Rules of Travel scholarship from: Christopher Freeman, Lyndhurst, New Hill, Farnsfield, Notts, NG22 8JN. Alternatively your written application with supporting evidence should be submitted to Christopher Freeman by the end of June.