Bernie Gamble

24 January 2015

My name is Bernie Gamble, I am 18 years old and am currently studying Maths, Chemistry and Further Maths at St Joan’s. I am hoping to go on to study Chemistry at Newcastle University this September.

I first remember hearing of Udayan when I was in my last year of primary school, and the group who had just come back from the mission came to do an assembly for us. I was fascinated with all the pictures of the children who were having such a great time at their school. Then I came to St Joan’s and I began learning more about the charity and participating with all the fundraising events. I knew early on that I wanted to experience Udayan for myself. So when the opportunity came for me to go on the trip and visit it, I jumped at the chance!

I am looking forward to being able meet all the children who we have been fundraising for over the past 7 years, and to seeing how all our hard work and money has changed their lives. I hope to not only help teach some of the children, but to also learn from them. I hope to bring some of their culture, their enthusiasm for education and gratefulness for what they have home with me. I believe it will be a brilliant, inspiring trip and I cannot wait to go!