Two Mathews High School cheerleaders have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—a trip to participate in London’s New Year’s Parade and Festival—and they are seeking a little financial help to make it happen.
Junior Lauren Bland and senior Philomena West earned the right to go to London as a result of their performances at this past summer’s UCA Cheer Camp at Old Dominion University, where both earned All-American status.
Both of the cheerleaders have launched GoFundMe campaigns to raise the money through the crowdfunding website—Lauren’s page can be found at www.gofundme.com/2hz9zcc and Philomena’s is at www.gofundme.com/ez803c. Both pages can also be found by going to the main page and searching under Mathews, Virginia.
“Last year I made All-American cheerleader and was invited to London and was unable to attend because my mother had just gotten over colon cancer surgery. But now she’s healthy enough for me to go away from her...
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