Midlands-based renewable energy specialist Eco2Solar is backing a Kidderminster school pupil in her quest to travel to Thailand and Cambodia to help local people living in deprived villages.

The Kidderminster firm joined a handful of other local businesses who committed to helping Abbie Underhill, a pupil from King Charles I School raise £1,100 towards her £3,500 fundraising target, after sponsoring the teen’s gruelling 100 mile trek up Snowdon this month.

The trip to the top of Snowdon was the first of many activities planned to fund Abbie’s proposed four-week trip to Thailand and Cambodia next summer, where the teenager plans to trek to local villages and help those living in deprived communities.

The trip has been organised in partnership with the World Challenge Organisation and King Charles I School. Up next for Abbie is a 100-mile coastal walk across Devon and Cornwall.

“We are delighted and proud to support Abbie in her bid to help people who are less fortunate living in deprived areas,” commented Paul Hutchens, Managing Director of Eco2Solar. 

He said: “By supporting such a worthwhile cause, we can play our part in helping Abbie make a real difference during her visit next year.

“It is important for us work closely with the community and schools to help give something back to the local area.”

Abbie Underhill, said: “It is fantastic to have local support from Eco2Solar. Their involvement has given me a real kick-start and I hope to continue to meet my fundraising target in time to fulfil my challenge.”