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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help Helen to achieve her dreams of studying in the UK

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Elena Contreras, Helen to her friends, is from Honduras, Central America, she has dreamed of being a lawyer since she was a very small child. Helen has been through a lot in her life but has grown into an amazing woman who everyone is so proud to call their friend, daughter, aunt and cousin. She tries to do so much for everyone around her and now needs help to achieve something she has wanted for so long.
Helen has always been such a determined person, she knew that despite her upbringing she needed an education to become what she has always wanted to be. She realised that in Central America the best way to get ahead was to better yourself in anyway she could so she started to learn English in her spare time. Helen now speaks English (6.5 overall IELTS result), intermediate German, basic French, basic Italian and obviously fluent Spanish.
Helen made the decision to pursue the best education worldwide and began to apply at UK Universities. Unfortunately as she was 3 credits short of completing her second year at University in Honduras she was not considered to be at a high enough level to study an undergraduate course here in the UK but this has not stopped her, she was informed that she would be required to undertake a foundation course, specifically designed for international students, with INTO Study, Helen has worked hard and has an unconditional offer from Into City leading on to an undergraduate degree at City, University of London.
Helen has never had less then two jobs alongside her education, unfortunately Helen had to drop out of University in Honduras before she was able to complete her second year and started working in the tourism industry.
Helen’s foundation course is due to start in January so she is currently applying for her Student Visa, the last component to guarantee her future.
Helen is an inspiration to so many people including myself, she is my best friend and I have vowed to help her in anyway I can. So I am now asking for your help.

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  • Stephanie Warren

    Stephanie Warren

    12 days ago

    Stephanie Warren

    Thanks to the very understand people at the University we were granted an extension to the deadline; however that new deadline is looming and we only have a couple of days left to raise the money to help Helen. I know Christmas is just around the corner now but please if you can spare anything to help please do.

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  • Stephanie Warren

    Stephanie Warren

    15 days ago

    Stephanie Warren

    So we have a little good news, as we have not raised the funds yet we have been granted an extension so please please please donate to help Helen achieve her dream of studying.

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  • Stephanie Warren

    Stephanie Warren

    17 days ago

    Stephanie Warren

    We have 24 hours to raise the money needed to help Helen achieve her dreams. Please donate and help Helen's dreams come true.

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    Stephanie Warren

    Stephanie Warren

    Lancaster, United Kingdom

    Helen is my best friend, my inspiration and I have vowed to help her in anyway I can. I have a combined honours degree in History and French from the University of Greenwich, I have travelled and worked in some amazing places but I need your help to make Helen's dreams come true.

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