A SOUTH Yorkshire mum who donates to Oxfam will travel to Africa to see first hand how her money is spent.
IT manager Jodie Sandford, aged 38, from north east Barnsley, will be filmed for a new TV campaign when she visits a water and irrigation project in the Gutu district of Zimbabwe.
The aim is for Jodie to raise awareness of Oxfam’s new fundraising campaign which gives the charity’s supporters the chance to see first hand how their donations are spent.
She said: “I’m so excited about the trip. I’m not really sure what to expect but I’m going to embrace the whole experience. I obviously want to meet the people there, work with them and get stuck in.”
The project should enable the community to sustainably produce their own food.
Jodie’s experience will be filmed as part of the ‘See For Yourself’ campaign, which will be launched in April.
Paul Vanags, head of public fundraising said: “Jodie will be able to give a genuine insight into where money donated to Oxfam is spent so we hope the public will really engage with the campaign and it will encourage lots people to sign up to give regular donations.”
n To find out more and follow Jodie on her travels log on to www.oxfam.org.uk/seeforyourself or follow @jodieinzim on Twitter.