Friday, 23 April 2010
A second year nursing student from the University of Worcester will be trekking across Tibet this summer, all in aid of charity.
Twenty-four-year- old Rhoswen Lloyd, from Wavertree, Liverpool, will start the trek in August, which will see her and a group of 11 others from Charity Challenge walking more than 200km in aid of the charity Clic Sargent.
She said: “I am quite excited. I love a challenge. I spent my gap year trekking around New Zealand, which I hope has prepared me for this.”
Clic Sargent cares for children and young people with cancer. Its aim is to provide clinical, practical and emotional support for the children and their families during their time of need.
Rhoswen said: “As a nursing student I’ve come to see just how many people are affected by the disease. I want to do what I can while I have the opportunity.”
Rhoswen is already planning her next challenge for charity next year, when she will be embarking on a bike ride from Peru to the Amazon, also in aid of Clic Sargent.
She has been awarded a £550 scholarship by the University of Worcester’s Scholarship Panel, for assistance with her bike ride next year.
The University of Worcester’s Scholarship Panel awards grants of up to £1,000 towards voluntary work or activities, to pursue a particular interest, i.e. music or arts, or towards course-related activities.