Trainee nurse Jenny Kirkwood, 22, needs to raise £2200 to fund her trip and she’s calling on Moffatonians to help her raise the sum.
Jenny will board The Jubilee Hope ship, which visits remote islands to promote healthcare.
She said: “Two years ago I volunteered with a charity and taught first aid to members of the local community in Tanzania and Uganda which I found a truly unique and life changing experience.
“I have wanted to return to Africa since and I realised that as I graduate this summer it would be a perfect opportunity to head back.
“My mum sent me a link for the Vine Trust’s medical expeditions which seemed like the absolute ideal opportunity.
“The ship I will be volunteering on is the only access to healthcare for hundreds of people who live in the remote island villages surrounding Lake Victoria.
“The majority of the money raised will go directly towards helping those people receive the healthcare they need.”
She added: “The total cost of the trip is £2200 which includes flights and the total cost of living on board the ship for two weeks, as well as money going towards some of the medical provisions on board the ship.”
The Queen Margaret University student will be hosting a range of fundraisers including coffee mornings, quizzes and sponsored events once her dissertation and placement are complete.
But until then she’s got the fundraising ball rolling thanks to easyfundraising.org.uk, which allows people to raise money for free by shopping online.
Mum Ally added: “Our daughter Jenny is trying to fundraise around placement and dissertation and we are asking locals if they happen to do any shopping online please can they consider going to easyfundraising.org.uk.
“It’s very easy, just set up an account and choose your selected charity as ‘Vine Trust Tanzania 2017 Jenny Kirkwood’ and each time you go to buy anything online go first to the easyfundraising site and then follow the link through to wherever you want to shop.”
Ally explained there there is no cost to shoppers but Jenny can get up to ten per cent in cash of a shopper’s bill from stores such as Amazon, Ebay, Marks and Spencers and more.
To support Jenny visit: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ca uses/jennykirkwood/