Sheffield graduate fundraising for trip of a lifetime

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A young Sheffield woman is preparing for a life-changing trip to the Middle East.

Rose Hegarty, aged 21, will travel to Tajikistan for three months, where she will be working with woman and children who live in poverty.

The Sheffield Hallam University graduate’s trip is being arranged by VSO ICS, which is a UK Government-funded programme that gives young people the opportunity to volunteer abroad in Africa or Asia.

Rose, of Abbeydale Road, said: “I will be put into a place out of my comfort zone and immerse myself in a different way of life.

“I will be working with women, helping them understand their economic rights, with teachers, to bring fresh ideas of teaching, and with disabled children who are usually excluded from schooling in this country. I will be learning from them, as much as them from me.”

Rose has to raise £800 for her trip next month, which will go directly towards VSO’s work.

She is planning a two-day sponsored walk from Sheffield to Manchester on Saturday, June 21, supermarket bag packs and is selling raffle tickets at her workplace, The Becton Centre, Sevenairs Road, Beighton.

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