Volunteer on £1 a day to raise money for charity trip to Africa
A VOLUNTEER is surviving on £1 a day for a week to raise money ahead of a charity trip.
Nicola Winterbottom, 23, from Macclesfield, will travel to South Africa in February with international development organisation Tearfund, as part of the government funded International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.
She will work in partnership with South African volunteers to help children and vulnerable families affected by disease, poverty and injustice. But before she leaves she must raise £800 for Tearfund.
Starting on Monday, December 5 for five days she will be living on a budget of £1 a day for food and drink to raise awareness for those living in extreme poverty.
She will be documenting the five days on her Justgiving page and on social media.
Nicola said: “The money raised from my fundraising will help to make sure that the communities in developing countries continue to benefit from the work of future volunteers, so it’s vital I reach my target. This is my choice to live below the poverty line for five days. For 1.2 billion people this is their everyday life.”
ICS allows young people to make a contribution to sustainable development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Nicola said: “I’ll be working closely alongside South African volunteers, so it’s a great opportunity to experience another culture and make a difference at the same time. I’m really excited to get out there.”
To sponsor Nicola visit justgiving.com/ fundraising/NikkiWinterbottom or text TFSA89 followed by the amount to 70070.
To find out more about ICS or to apply visit volunteerics.org.
Nicola Winterbottom is doing the ‘Five Pound Food Challenge’ to support a project that tackles poverty in South Africa
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