Put up the bunting for Hitchin Hannah’s India efforts

Priory schoolgirl Hannah Isbister, 15, will be selling her home-made bunting in the Market Place tom

Priory schoolgirl Hannah Isbister, 15, will be selling her home-made bunting in the Market Place tomorrow. - Credit: Archant

An enterprising schoolgirl is looking to raise funds for her once-in-a-lifetime trip to India by selling home-made bunting.

Hannah Isbister, 15, has been busy making hundreds of the triangular designs to sell in Hitchin’s Market Place tomorrow as part of her school’s World Expedition Challenge.

Year 10 pupil Hannah, who lives in Hitchin with mum Jenny, dad Roy and 11-year-old sister Maya, will be offering her eye-catching fabric flags between 9.30pm to 4.30pm.

She said: “I am trying to raise a lot of money for a 21 day trip to India next year.

“We will be trekking in the Himalayas, doing a community development project with an Indian school in a rural village and many other exciting things.

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“I’ve been busy making bunting – the ones I make are three metres long and are £12 each, or £20 for two.

“I can also tailor the length and flags to fit your specifications – and you can also pick the material combinations you want.

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“They make great presents for kids and will cheer up your room, tent or garden.”

Mum Jenny – who visited India in 1988 herself during a round-the-world trip – said: “I’m very proud of how Hannah is working to raise the money herself for the trip that will include the development project.

“The bunting takes a very long time to make. She’s also been busy babysitting, ironing and selling her home-made fudge – so far she’s raised more than £800.”

A spokesman for The Priory School which is behind the event said: “Our World Expedition Challenge allows pupils to take part in an international expedition where they will be completing a variety of activities pushing them physically and mentally – while also ensuring they give something back to the community. Pupils get a sense of independence as they organise and run their own expedition.”

Priory head Geraint Edwards added: “It’s a real pleasure to see students like Hannah taking the initiative to support what will be a life changing experience.”

For more information email hannahisbister@gmail.com.

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