Georgie Hancock’s Christmas and New Year celebrations will be far different to the way she celebrated last time.
The 18-year-old Narrabri local will spend the 2017-18 festive season in Denmark - one of the three countries that she will spend time in during a five-week Lions youth exchange trip.
Georgie departs for London on December 2, where she will spend a week, ahead of two weeks in Finland and a final two weeks in Denmark.
She learned about the trip through her parents Dean and Melissa Hancock, who are members of the Narrabri Lions and Lionesses respectively.
Georgie said that she was immediately interested, and now that the time to embark on the trip had arrived that she was extremely excited.
She could not wait to take in the sights of the three countries, to spend time with others from around Australia participating in the exchange, and to see how Lions in other countries operated in the community.
After weeks of fundraising, the Narrabri Lions raised $2500 to assist Miss Hancock on the trip.
Narrabri Lions president Ross Campbell presented Georgie with the cheque on Tuesday afternoon.