Haverhill student Harry's dream trip to India gets a helping hand from Fiscale
Haverhill-based Research and Development (R&D) tax credit specialist Fiscale has given its financial support to help a former Samuel Ward Academy student undertake a World Challenge to India.
Harry Singleton, of Hempstead Road, Haverhill, who is now studying at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, will be joining his former classmates for the trip.
The group of 17 students will fly to India from Heathrow tomorrow.
During their World Challenge experience they will start with an acclimatisation trek to Mountain Quail Camp before embarking on a three-day trek to Kunjukharak Temple, in the dense foothills of the Himalayas.
After the trek in the mountains, the group will work on a community project and live among the local villagers offering support around the development of educational facilities.
The trip ends with a visit to a tiger reserve and the Taj Mahal.
Harry, who will celebrates his 15th birthday while in India, is most looking forward to experiencing new cultures.
He has spent the last two years fund-raising for the adventure. His efforts included undertaking a 10 mile sponsored walk, a 50 mile sponsored cycle ride, carrying out gardening and odd jobs, running car boot sales and holding a cake sale.
Fiscale donated £300 towards the cost of the challenge.
Stephen Bunting, Fiscale’s CEO and technical director, said: “We have a strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Fiscale.
“We were very happy to support Harry in his fund-raising for the World Challenge.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for a young person to challenge and develop themselves.
“Getting involved in the community project will help to make a positive contribution to improving the educational facilities on offer to people living in a remote village in India.
“If only those experiences had existed when I was at school! We wish Harry a safe and successful trip.”
Since 2014 Fiscale has supported good causes in Haverhill.
For the last three seasons Fiscale has sponsored the kit for various Haverhill Rovers teams.
Last year, the company sponsored new uniforms for the Fire and Ice Majorettes and supported the PimJam Music Festival and the Haverhill Show.