A DOLLAR teen has been busy raising money to fund a trip to Nicaragua.

Rhiannon Chassels, 14, and family held an fun-filled mystery hunt around her hometown on Sunday, April 16.

The Alva Academy pupil will head across to Central America in June of next year alongside 15 others.

As previously reported in the Advertiser, the former Strathdevon Primary pupil wants to give something back and make a difference.

While overseas on the voluntary expedition, she will be given the opportunity to teach English and help a community build a school or classroom.

In order to make the life-changing experience possible, she will need to raise around £3,295, not including kit, insurance or injections.

The local Easter-themed event received a great response, with plans already underway to decide what will come next.

Dad Bill said: "The mystery hunt went really well. We had a great turn out, lots of families and even some tourists whom had been driving through, had seen our sign and stopped to take part in the fun.

"We’d love to thank everyone who turned out to support us and let them know that the hunt has helped Rhiannon to meet her first instalment target.

"We’d also like to thank Charlotte Loxston from Ellies Cellar, the Flower Room Dollar and Cafe des Fleurs for their raffle prize donations.

"Also, The Dollar Co-op, Brian Devlin Butchers, Dollar paper shop, Dollars Delicatessen and Blues hairdressers for their help selling our quiz sheets and of course the Alloa Advertiser for helping us spread the word.

"We are starting to think about our next events, a vintage tea and mocktails party and an '80s themed summer party."

Rhiannon will be at the Falkirk Stadium carboot sale on Sunday, April 30, as part of her fundraising drive.

For those unable to make any of the events, but who would like to donate, a JustGiving page has been set-up.

Please visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Rhea-Nicaragua