Hatfield woman can work for her charity of choice

A HATFIELD woman was one of 500 to win an apprenticeship at the charity of her choice.

Eleanor Gouldthorpe has been chosen from more than 1,100 applicants to win a place on the Vodafone Foundation’s 2009 World of Difference UK Programme.

The 22-year-old will spend two months working for Article 25, an organisation that works to provide properly designed and built buildings where they are needed to help develop a route out of poverty or rebuild in post-disaster areas around the world.

The Holme Road woman, who will begin her placement this month, said: “I was really surprised and very happy to find I had won a place with World of Difference.

“I love Article 25’s work and am really looking forward to working with the fundraising team.”

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This is the first World of Difference UK programme launched by the Vodafone Foundation.

As part of the scheme, the mobile phone company will pay each charity �2,500, of which the winner gets the balance once tax and National Insurance has been paid.

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In addition she will receive a new mobile phone with pre-paid credit.

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