Peru voluntary work fundraiser at Bar Zu

Gemma Wallace

Gemma Wallace

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A Derry woman who plans to go to Peru to work with disabled children is well on her way to raising enough funds to finance her trip - but hopes the Derry public will get behind her final fundraising push.

Gemma Wallace has already raised £2500 of the £3,500 needed for her South American adventure.

Next March, Gemma, who has worked at Belmont House and Destined, travels to Peru, where she will work with disabled children. She plans to return to complete her teaching qualifications.

A special fundraising night is now taking place at Bar Zu in Rosemount on November 10.

“I really hope people come out and support me,” she told the ‘Journal’.“This is something I really want to do, and I hope people will see that this is a really worthy cause.

“I am hoping to have a career teaching children with special needs, and this trip will give me a lot of experience.”

Organised by Projects Abroad, Gemma’s voluntary work will see her based in Peru’s Sacred Valley, one of the South American country’s more rural areas.

The Bar Zu fundraiser gets underway at 9pm and will include a quiz and a raffle. Among the prizes is a signed Derry City shirt.

More details are available online via the Projects Abroad Fundraiser to Peru Facebook page.