Jennifer’s river walk to fund India poverty mission

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A Belper girl is walking the length of the River Derwent over three days this September, to support a project that tackles poverty in India.

Jennifer Hockey will travel to India next month to work on a development programme for 10 weeks.

The 22-year-old will team up with Indian volunteers to tackle some of the problems facing the local community, after getting a place on the Government funded International Citizen Service (ICS).

To help support the venture she is walking 66 miles along the Derwent from Swains Greave in Glossop to just south of Derbyshire in a bid to raise more than £800.

Jennifer said: “My walk is a way of making sure developing countries can continue to benefit from the work of future volunteers, so it’s vital I reach my target. I’m hoping to also raise awareness of the struggle of women in developing countries who have to walk miles carrying heavy loads, just to have water to drink and wash with.”

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