Sheffield fundraiser heads to India to see how money is spent

Erica Lack.
Erica Lack.
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A FUNDRAISER from Sheffield will see for herself how the WaterAid charity transforms lives when she visits a project in India next week.

Erica Lack, from Crookes, is due to visit safe water and sanitation projects, on a week-long trip with other fundraisers from across the country.

They are all employed by water companies and carry out charity work in their spare time.

Erica, an Environmental Advisor for Yorkshire Water, will visit communities to find out what life is like without safe water and sanitation and visit WaterAid projects in both urban slums and rural villages to see how the money raised by herself and her colleagues is making a difference.

She will also meet children from local schools, sit in on hygiene education sessions and take part in some construction work.

Erica said: “It’s shocking that 2,000 children die every day from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.

“Clean water is something we take for granted in the UK but some people have no choice but to drink dirty water that could make them ill, or worse.

“This trip is a chance for me to see for myself the work that WaterAid is doing to change this.”

Erica is a member of the Sheffield WaterAid group and has organised a number of fundraising events for the charity over the last four years.

Visit www.wateraid.org for more information.