"I am raising money for a Gap year project run by a Christian charity called XLP.
"This charity is based in London and works throughout the city. XLP has projects dealing with a wide variety of issues including gang culture, anger management and violence, poverty, prejudice, racism and image and identity. Their main focus is helping disadvantaged youths to give them equal opportunities in society.
"My year will involve working for the charity helping to run these projects and working amongst the young people to really have a positive impact in their lives.
"I have chosen to take this gap year for a few reasons. Firstly I am Christian and I feel this is something I am called into doing. I’ve known I wanted a year out for a long time but I wanted to do something that actually contributes back to society. I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to really help people in my year out of education and I would be very grateful for any donations."