Local student Tammy Goldsbrough is on the fundraising trail so she can head to Belgium for a year on student exchange.
Local student Tammy Goldsbrough is on the fundraising trail so she can head to Belgium for a year on student exchange. LEIGH JENSEN

Trip of a lifetime for student

SAMPLING some world-famous Belgian chocolate is top of the list of priorities for local girl Tammy Goldsbrough when she heads off on a year of student exchange in January.

The Bellingen High School student, 17, has been selected to take part in the Rotary Youth Exchange program for her final year in high school, something she says has always been a dream.

“I’m just so excited,” Tammy said.

“It’s going to be such an experience – how many people my age get to go overseas during Year 12?”

The trip will cost $6500 and Tammy has already raised a chunk of that through after-school work, doing odd jobs and selling chocolates.

Her mother, Heather Rose, a musician and teacher at the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium, is organising a charity concert to help make up the shortfall.

The Classical Jazz Concert will be held at the Nambucca Entertainment Centre on September 19, from 2pm to 4.30pm. Tickets are available on the door but are also being pre-sold. Phone Heather on 0412 584 237 for info.



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