Teen set for trip of a lifetime

Darcey Tempest with her proud father Wayne.
Darcey Tempest with her proud father Wayne.

A teenager has been chosen to go on a once in a lifetime trip to help communities in Costa Rica.

Darcey Tempest, of The Burrows, Birstall, applied for the trip through her school, which organised the life-changing experience.

Having been selected, the Wakefield Girls’ High School pupil is now looking forward to the journey in July 2015.

In the meantime, she must raise £3,500 to fund her expedition to South America.

Her proud father, Wayne, said: “There are only so many places available so I am delighted she got chosen.

“She realises how big a benefit having something like this on her CV will be.”

The 16-year-old will take part in projects helping less fortunate communities.

She will also be working on a program dedicated to the conservation of turtles.

Wayne said his daughter really deserves the trip after being diagnosed with a blood disorder last year.

He said: “She was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).