Woman’s marathon effort to help tackle poverty in India

Jasmin Chew
Jasmin Chew

A Fylingthorpe woman is running a half marathon next month, to support a project that tackles poverty in India.

Jasmin Chew (23) will travel to India next month to work on a development programme for 10 weeks.

She will be teaming-up with Indian volunteers to tackle some of the problems facing the local community, after she successfully got a place on the government funded International Citizen Service (ICS).

Jasmin said: “I’ve been training hard for the Great North Run and I’m hoping everyone will give generously as a result of my effort. The project I will be working on is run by the development charity Raleigh International and aims to improve access to sanitation as well as educating people about the importance of health and hygiene. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside people from a different culture who have requested help from young volunteers to fight poverty and make a difference where it’s needed most. I’m really excited to get out there and be involved in tackling poverty.”

To sponsor Jasmin visit www.justgiving.com/Jasmin-Chew