A Falmouth teacher has said she is delighted that her crowdfunding charity project smashed its original £1,000 target days after appearing in the Packet.

Lizzie Waddling, 30, pictured left, who is raising money for a four week trip to India to train teachers in new classroom techniques, has upped her target to £2,000 so she can buy classroom materials, after seeing her total shoot from under £300 at the start of last week to over £1,300 by Friday.

She said: “Following the Falmouth Packet article I quickly met my target of £1000. I am delighted that my community have given so much support.

“I teach at Falmouth School but also was brought up in Falmouth so it means a great deal to me that local people have supported my project.

“With so much positive interest I have relaunched with a new target of £2000, and I still have 17 days to reach this target. I am extending my project now with an Artbox idea.”

Lizzie wants to buy a box of art materials for the schools she visits in India, for them to use to create a response to a question or a set of questions relating to their life, aspirations, personal situation or future.

She has also added a new incentive to her funding page, of a printed copy of a work of art created by one of the students, along with a picture of the artist and an explanation of their work.

She has just under two weeks left to hit her new target on her crowdfunder, which can be visited at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/Education-India.