Two girls from LSW are fundraising for unforgettable, girl led adventure this summer in South Korea and Malawi.

Grace and Elsie are joining other girls from across London and the South East on these once-in-a-lifetime trips this summer. The trips are part of an international programme which encourages Girlguiding members to make a positive difference around the world.

Grace and Elsie will be raising funds ahead of their trip by selling hand knitted hats and toys, baking cakes and puddings, running a “buy a diary page” lottery activity, holding a second hand clothes sale – and more!

Elsie is going to South Korea and said that she is “Looking forward to meeting girls from such a different culture and exploring a country with different customs, foods and ways of doing things”. Grace is really looking forward to going to Malawi and working at Fisherman’s Rest, as well as seeing the animals and a “totally different way of living to South London”.

Both girls will take part in a service project with some time afterwards for sight-seeing and other activities. The trip is taking place thanks to Girlguiding LaSER’s (London and South East England) programme LaSERIO, which offers international adventures to around 50 young women aged 14 to 25 each year.

The young women plan their own trip, choosing the activities they want to do and deciding how they want to make a positive difference during their trip. Participants are supported throughout the fundraising process to ensure the opportunity is open to all members. Every year, Girlguiding sends hundreds of young women on international trips across the globe – empowering them to take part in vital community development work, explore new cultures and develop their sense of adventure.

To find out more about Girlguiding, the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women visit www.girlguiding.org.uk

And if you would like to contribute to Elsie fundraising efforts visit https://www.justgiving.com/Elsie-Coyle/