A YOUNG volunteer is embarking on a three-week trip of a lifetime to meet communities in the Holy Land who have been supported by an international development charity.

Juliette Bone, from Consett, is devoting a year of her life to volunteering for CAFOD in her local area and will now get the chance to meet people whose lives have been changed by fundraising.

On her return from the trip to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the West Bank, the 23-year-old will share messages from those she meets with her own community back home, in schools, parishes and local groups.

She said: “I can’t wait to be immersed in different cultures in the Holy Land and continue to grow in my understanding of the world around me.

“This will be increased all the more by the face to face interactions and personal experiences we will have along the way.”

CAFOD’s local representative in Consett, David Cross, added: “It’s great that she will be able to experience first-hand the work of our partners and learn so much about the people she meets while she is there, and then be able to share this with CAFOD’s supporters back in the UK on her return.”