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Student pledges to complete comical tasks to raise funds for flights home

April 12th, 2018 | by Sydney Isaacs
Student pledges to complete comical tasks to raise funds for flights home
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Second-year Biomed student, Charlotte Duff has set up a Just Giving page with the aim of raising enough money to allow her to fly home from Malaysia and spend some time with her friends and family.

In order to incentivise people to donate to her cause, she has produced a list of nineteen entertaining tasks that she pledges to complete as she hits certain financial milestones. These include eating a full durian fruit (an Asian fruit banned in many public spaces due to its putrid smell), applying for Love Island, smashing eggs on her own head, eating grass and busking.

Charlotte has been studying at NUmed Malaysia since January 2018. She is one of only two students on her course who chose to complete the semester at the campus. Whilst Charlotte has found the Malaysian experience so far “eye-opening and enriching”, describing “the food, the people and the university itself [as] incredible”, she is also feeling the toll of being away from home.

Charlotte has promised that if she does not raise enough money for the flights then she will refund all who donated

Charlotte told The Courier “with the recent ill health of my grandad and my dad’s birthday coming up coming home would be amazing.” She continued “being able to see all my third year friends graduating in the summer and celebrating with them in their natural habitat (Soho Rooms) would be all my dreams come true”

Charlotte is a member of Newcastle University’s Water-polo, Skiing and Swimming clubs and would love the chance to reunite with her team buddies at end of year events including the NUSSC ball and Water Polo leavers’ meal. As she will be sitting exams in Malaysia in late August, Charlotte won’t be able to come home until September if she does not achieve her target amount. Charlotte has promised that if she does not raise enough money for the flights then she will refund all who donated.

Visit Charlotte’s just giving page here to donate.

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