Teen set for trip of a lifetime

A teenager has been chosen to go on a once in a lifetime trip to help communities in Costa Rica.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 21st May 2014, 8:00 am
Darcey Tempest with her proud father Wayne.
Darcey Tempest with her proud father Wayne.

Darcey Tempest, of The Burrows, Birstall, applied for the trip through her school, which organised the life-changing experience.

Having been selected, the Wakefield Girls’ High School pupil is now looking forward to the journey in July 2015.

In the meantime, she must raise £3,500 to fund her expedition to South America.

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Her proud father, Wayne, said: “There are only so many places available so I am delighted she got chosen.

“She realises how big a benefit having something like this on her CV will be.”

The 16-year-old will take part in projects helping less fortunate communities.

She will also be working on a program dedicated to the conservation of turtles.

Wayne said his daughter really deserves the trip after being diagnosed with a blood disorder last year.

He said: “She was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).