A WEST Linton teenager has raised a glass to an afternoon tea with a difference – and collected over £1,500 for her travels.

Rebecca Hunter, 18, held the Prosecco afternoon tea event to fund a year-long trip to Malaysia this summer.

While there, the teenager will teach English and work on a range of local community projects.

The former Peebles High pupil held the afternoon tea with her friends and Whipman Lass Becs Norris in the Old Church Hall in West Linton on February 4.

The well-attended event brought the total raised so far to £2,151.

A delighted Rebecca said: “I have been selected to become one of Project Trust’s volunteers in Malaysia in 2018 as a classroom assistant. It would be an amazing experience to be part of this ethically-sound charity. I am excited to be selected, but need to raise £6,200.

“This is a huge learning curve for me, but also an opportunity of a lifetime.

“I would like to thank all those who came on the day with a very special thanks to the 2017 Whipman Lass, Becs Norris, for her magnificent effort in delivering this delicious afternoon tea.

“We are very grateful for all donations and support from the following: The Old Bakehouse, The Gordon Arms, The Allan Ramsay Hotel, Whitmuir Organics, The Orange Grove, The Co-op, Shaz from Bells Newsagents and all those who gave table cloths, china and help.”

To donate to Rebecca’s journey to Malaysia, visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PTMalaysia2018