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Carbrooke's William set to help orphans

PUBLISHED: 09:52 17 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:47 08 July 2010

Jamie Lampkin, a member of the Norfolk Youth Fund, William Sandcraft and Mark Pyper, head teacher at Gordonstoun School in Scotland.

Jamie Lampkin, a member of the Norfolk Youth Fund, William Sandcraft and Mark Pyper, head teacher at Gordonstoun School in Scotland.

A 17-year-old from Carbrooke is all set for a life-changing trip to Romania thanks to youngsters in Norfolk who have agreed to pay his way.

William Sandcraft is planning a trip to Romania with a group of fellow students.

A 17-year-old from Carbrooke is all set for a life-changing trip to Romania thanks to youngsters in Norfolk who have agreed to pay his way.

William Sandcraft is planning a trip to Romania with a group of fellow students. The trip will see him working in a Romanian orphanage for a week and then a week working with street children.

He wrote to the Norfolk Youth Fund, run by a committee of young people, about the trip and they were so impressed with his application that in addition to covering the £500 he needed to cover his costs, they decided to give him an additional £500 to take to the children in the orphanage.

William is one of six former Wayland High School students who won scholarships to study at Gordonstoun School in Scotland, and members of the forum will present Will with the cash at the school's prize day.

He said: "I can't believe it, it is such a boost to have support like this from back home in Norfolk and it will make such a big difference to the orphanage. I can't thank them enough, it's brilliant news all round."

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