City fundraiser makes a splash

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A SHEFFIELD fundraiser has seen for herself how her charity work has helped projects in India.

Erica Lack, from Crookes, visited WaterAid’s projects in India, where she travelled to Gwalior and Bhopal in the Madhya Pradesh region and spent time with families in rural villages and urban slums, sharing their experiences and learning about their daily routines.

In the village of Jonhar, where WaterAid has yet to start work, Erica met residents who have to walk more than a kilometre to fetch water from the only local source – an unprotected, open well.

She said: “It was shocking to feel the weight of the water pots on my head and to know that women and children make the arduous trip to collect water up to five times a day.”

Erica is a member of the Sheffield WaterAid group and has organised a number of fundraising events.