Therapist’s mission to Malawi will give orphans a home

Liz Rowe, from Walkley, who is heading to Malawi to help build a house for two orphans
Liz Rowe, from Walkley, who is heading to Malawi to help build a house for two orphans
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A hospital therapist from Sheffield is trying her hand at construction by travelling thousands of miles to Africa to help build houses for orphaned children.

Liz Rowe, of Walkley, is heading to Malawi as part of a project run by the charity Habitat for Humanity Great Britain. She will be part of a group of 12 volunteers tasked with building two homes for vulnerable orphans.

Liz, aged 38, who works as a speech therapist at Chesterfield Hospital, said: “I’ve been keen to get involved with a project that makes a tangible, sustainable difference to people’s lives for some time and 2015 was the year.

“I love Africa and thought if I’m going to go on holiday there, I want to make the most of the opportunity and do something grassroots and worthwhile while I’m there.”

She has raised over £2,000 for the charity already by running the Sheffield Half Marathon, holding a pie and pea supper, raffle and quiz at The Greystones, packing bags at the Co-op and organising a cake sale.

“I’ve been to Cambodia teaching before but never anything physical like this,” said Liz, whose tasks will include plastering, moulding clay bricks and digging trenches.

n Visit https://malawi2015openteam.everydayhero.com/uk/liz-rowe to donate.