Brave Eleanor sets sights on fundraiser


A Horncastle teenager, who is learning to walk again after a series of operations on her legs, is still determined to go on a dream trip next year - despite suffering a recent setback.

Eleanor English, 15, a pupil at the town’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, was born with a medical condition which meant her legs were out of alignment.

She has set her sights on visiting Vietnam, Laos and China next year to help poverty stricken children.

Eleanor will undergo more surgery on March 16 to replace one of the screws in her leg.

Despite that, she will be manning a stall at a table top sale in Woodhall Spa on Saturday to help raise funds for her trip.

Eleanor said: “It (the operation) is a bit of a setback because I’m going to be on crutches for a bit longer, but I’m determined to get on that plane.”

Despite problems with her legs, Eleanor is a keen sportswoman,.

The trip to the Far East is part of the 2016 World Challenge, designed to encourage youngsters to use their enterprise and initiative by helping others.

*The table top sale - including crafts, cards, bric a brac - will be held at St Peter’s Church Hall (11am-1pm). Entry is free.