Stevenage student Sophie appeals for help as she gears up for trip to help Romanian orphans

Stevenage student Sophie Clempson with a print-out of her design.

Stevenage student Sophie Clempson with a print-out of her design. - Credit: Archant

A university student from Stevenage is fundraising for a three-week trip to Romania to work with orphaned children – and she’s close to securing £200 towards that cause in a design competition.

Sophie Clempson, who studies geography at Royal Holloway, will help to renovate a care home for orphans as part of a Challenges Abroad expedition to the Transylvania region of Romania in July.

Before she goes, however, she needs to raise £950 for the FutureSense Foundation. which supports community development overseas.

Sophie has entered a design in a competition for a Oxford Campus notebooks limited edition cover, and got through to the last five – if she wins she will receive £200, which she intends to put towards the £950 total.

“The closing date is next Friday and so far the competition is extremely tight,” said Sophie.

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“I need lots of support on Facebook to gain votes and be in with a chance.”

To support Sophie in the competition, follow this link – her entry is the one at the bottom, the white lion with blue and purple flowers.

For more information on her fundraising, visit her Virgin money giving page here.

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