Barnoldswick teenager set for Amazonion adventure

ADVENTURE: Katie Rapson is fund-raising to take part in a five-week scientific expedition to Peru
ADVENTURE: Katie Rapson is fund-raising to take part in a five-week scientific expedition to Peru

A BARNOLDSWICK teenager is embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to explore some of the world’s most spectacular environments.

Katie Rapson (16), who is studying at Clitheroe Royal Grammar’s Sixth Form, will spend five weeks in the summer conducting scientific research in Peru with the British Schools Exploring Society.

She has been busily fund-raising to pay for the trip, but needs a little extra help to raise the last £1,500.

Katie has organised a special music concert at St Andrew’s Methodist Church on April 21st. Local band KENTT, of which Katie is a member, will perform as well as Pendle Youth and Children’s Choirs, soloists from her school and a swing band. She will also be running the charity shop at 12 Frank Street from April 2nd to 7th, and is planning a cycle ride of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Katie said: “I am really excited about the trip. It’s a brilliant opportunity and will be really useful. Thank you to everyone who has made donations to the shop and also to the Jeremy Willson Charity Trust and Earby Clarets who have sponsored me.”

Tickets for the concert are £5 for adults and £3 for under 16s, and are available from St Andrew’s and the Frank Street shop from April 2nd to 7th.