Africa mission to transform village

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A VOLUNTEER from Rotherham is travelling to Africa to use his skills to help build a vital medical centre for villagers.

John Saddington, aged 25, who works as a trainee manager and quantity surveyor at Wilmott Dixon Parnerships, will visit Togo for the project as part of a four man team made up of a plumber, electrician, gas fitter and multiskilled worker.

They will spend two weeks without home comforts while they tile, decorate, and add the finishing touches to the centre.

John was picked to take part after his firm supported a charity, Dekamile, in Hertfordshire.

The charity aims to improve facilities in Agome-sevah - a remote village on the Togo- Benin border.

John said: “I’ve done a bit of volunteering with local schools and coached a rugby team, but have never done anything like this before.

“It seemed like a great opportunity to give back and make a difference to the local community. I’m really looking forward to completing the project.”