A WEE County teenager is gearing up for what will be a life-changing trip.

Rhiannon Chassels, from Dollar, has been fundraising for an opportunity that will see her volunteer overseas next year.

The 14-year-old has been getting creative, coming up with ideas to make the experience possible.

People within the community will be able to get involved and show their support through a packed activity this weekend.

Dad Bill said: “She is going on an expedition to Nicaragua with Alva Academy and that’s in 2018.

“We have been doing carboot sales and we have one event coming up on Sunday which is an Easter mystery hunt around Dollar.

“It’s a nice sort of family day out – day for a walk, home-baking, a raffle, that sort of stuff.”

Rhiannon will be going across to Central America in June next year with around 15 others from Alva Academy.

In order to do so, she needs to raise around £3,295, not including kit, insurance or injections.

The former Strathdevon Primary pupil, who wants to teach social studies, wants to go over to “give something back”.

Bill said: “She really wants to go over and make a difference I think.”

Rhiannon, who is involved in Hillfoots Music for Youth and gives her time to the scouts, will be there for 16 days.

It is likely she will be involved in any number of projects and will spend time teaching English.

Bill said: “She has just got this thirst for knowledge.”

The mystery hunt will be held between 1-3pm on Sunday, April 16 and starts at Strathdevon Primary School.

Quiz sheets for the hunt are on sale for £1 around Dollar, in Brian Devlin Butchers, Blues Hair Salon, Cafe des Fleurs, Dollars Deli and Ellies Cellar.

To find out how to donate, or for more information, please visit facebook.com/ Rhea.Nicaragua.Fundraising/