Emma Ridley

8 November 2008

Hi, my name is Emma Ridley. I’ve just left the sixth form after studying French, English and Drama at A level. Next year I am taking a gap year and planning to go travelling, starting in India, then to other parts of the world. Afterwards I am hoping to study English Literature at University.

I became involved with Udayan in 2004 when my brother was part of the first group to go to India. I performed at Light Music an’ Eats and ever since then I have been interested with helping the home. After years of hearing wonderful stories of the journey to Udayan, and seeing the beautiful and inspiring pictures of the places on the itinerary, I’m definitely looking forward to having my own India experience. I can’t wait to finally visit Udayan and see for myself how our fundraising has helped the lives of the children, and to offer my services even if only for a short while. I’m also very excited to see India and experience the different culture. I think it will be an enriching and life changing trip for us all.