Donations fund volunteer’s India trip
PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 February 2015
HUNDREDS of pounds have been raised to allow a Portishead volunteer to spend 10 weeks helping to provide safe water and sanitation to poor communities in India.
Mike Ollis will travel to Bangalore today (Tuesday) as a volunteer for Raleigh International, which works in the south of the country giving social, environmental and economical support to those living in poverty.
In India, an estimated 72 per cent of people lack access to sanitation facilities and many live below the poverty line.
Mike, aged 22 of Northfield Road and a former pupil at St Katherine’s School in Pill, needed to raise £800 for the trip, with donations made by a number of local groups and businesses helping him to reach his target.
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