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Haverhill schoolgirl's volunteer trip to South America provides the spark for a new postcard for her home town

Haverhill has a new postcard, thanks to a schoolgirl raising funds for a trip to South America.

Sorrel Mason, 14, is hoping to raise over £4,000 to help her go to Ecuador next year with fellow Samuel Ward Academy students to do voluntary work with Camps International.

Sorrel said: “I realised there was no postcard of our town that I could take with me, so I decided to make my own.”

Sorrel Mason and Russ Bennett with the new Haverhill postcard. Contributed picture
Sorrel Mason and Russ Bennett with the new Haverhill postcard. Contributed picture

With the help of the school’s design and communications teacher Russ Bennett and Haverhill printing company Red Side Up, Sorrel has come up with two designs which are on sale in various places in town.

While in Ecuador, Sorrell will help to improve community facilities, education, healthcare and sanitation, water supply and environmental protection.

“We’re going to visit different projects throughout the country from the sea up to the rainforests,”Sorrel explained.

“It’s going to be a great chance to visit this beautiful country while doing some real good at the same time.”

The first opportunity to buy the cards will be at the Haverhill Market Community Day on Saturday where Sorrel will have a stall.

The postcards are now on sale in Hendersons, the arts centre, Sturmer Nurseries Garden Centre, The Naildresser and LineAH , with more outlets possibly following suit, including the library.

You can donate to Sorrel's Camps International expedition HERE

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