Opening up shop for trip

Rachael Kelly, who has opened her own second hand shop J13 in the Market Vaults to raise money for a conservation expedition to Jordan in 2013. She is pictured with Scalby School friends Rebecca-May Rose and Bethan Teale, and family of dad Tony, mum Jeanine and brother and sister Etahn, 5 and Rebecca, 7.   Picture by Andrew Higgins   121756c  27/04/12
Rachael Kelly, who has opened her own second hand shop J13 in the Market Vaults to raise money for a conservation expedition to Jordan in 2013. She is pictured with Scalby School friends Rebecca-May Rose and Bethan Teale, and family of dad Tony, mum Jeanine and brother and sister Etahn, 5 and Rebecca, 7. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121756c 27/04/12

A SCARBOROUGH student has opened her own shop in a bid to hit a fundraising target.

Rachael Kelly, of Scalby School, has to raise £1,875 in order to embark upon a planned conservation expedition to Jordan next year.

Showing an entrepreneurial flair for fundraising, the 15-year-old has opened a second-hand shop in the Market Vaults called J13.

After collecting stock from family and friends Rachael is running the shop on weekends, with her parents supporting the venture during the week.

Rachael said: “I’m doing the conservation expedition with my school, and we all have the aim of raising the money to go.

“My mum and dad suggested the idea of a shop, so I spoke to Mr Cullen at the market and he kindly agreed.

“All the stock is donated, and I’ve had a lot of support from my parents, friends and my brother and sister who donated their toys.”

Rachael is always on the lookout for new stock. Anyone with any unwanted items can drop them off at the shop.