I’ll be on top of the world!

KIRKCALDY;'Sandy Wallace (16), who is fundraising for a trip to Tanzania'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
KIRKCALDY;'Sandy Wallace (16), who is fundraising for a trip to Tanzania'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

KIRKCALDY teenager, Sandy Wallace is gearing up to take part in a trip of a lifetime.

The 16-year-old is currently busy raising funds for his World Challenge expedition to Tanzania next year.

He is one of a group of young people from across the UK who will spend four weeks in the African country in June 2013.

The group will climb Mount Kilimanjaro before spending time completing a project within a local community.

The Kirkcaldy High pupil had originally put his name down for the adventure run by charity, World Challenge, along with others from the school.

After all the other interested pupils pulled out, Sandy was still determined to go through with the trip as the sole participant from Kirkcaldy High School.

Sandy told the Press: “I was going to go with the group from the school, but now I’m doing it myself.

“It was eye catching and seemed like a really good thing to do.

Nervous

“I really want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and it will be good to be able to help in the community and find out more about the way people there live.

“I’m not sure what community project I’ll be doing yet, but it could be something like building a school.

“I’ve never done anything like this before, I’m quite nervous to see who I’ll be doing it with, but at the same time I’m looking forward to it and it will be a good chance to meet knew people and do new things.”

And following a successful race night held in the St Clair Tavern at the weekend which raised £950, he has already raised around half of the £4000 target for the trip.

Sandy is now looking forward to his next fundraising event - a concert at Rothes Halls on February 25, featuring some of Fife’s young talent, including several of Sandy’s friends, his little sister Louise and the teenager himself.

Talented Fifers

Those young Fifers lined up for the event are Katherine Skene, Stacey O’Shea, Frazier Beckles, Hannah Wilson, Callum Kaczynski, Louise Wallace and ON Point Performing Arts The Instinct.

Sandy will be taking part in the show with his dance troop, ZeeDC Legacy.

Mac and Mills and 2Rite will also be performing in the concert, as well as Edinburgh’s Got Talent winner Caitlyn Vanbeck.

Sandy said: “I’m delighted everyone’s agreed to take part in the concert to help me raise money.

“All my friends and the school have been very supportive and I’d also like to thank mum and dad, Aunt Margot and Nina Lawrie for all their help.”