An employee from Richmond Village Nantwich is attempting to raise a substantial amount of money so that he can travel to a Romanian orphanage in July.
Daniel Redhead, 20, who is also studying at Durham University, has taken on the challenge of raising £1300 over the next few months. This will enable him to join the charity Future Sense Foundation in Transylvania, Romania helping out in the orphanage for a month.
Future Sense is a little known charity that helps people internationally with social, emotional and economic poverty and, together with the University’s Charity Committee DUCK (Durham University Charities), they are organising this trip to help renovate part of the orphanage. Whilst he is out there, Daniel will also be helping teach the children English, whilst also setting up a summer camp that will involve the local children as well.
Daniel has already raised £700 after managing to stay silent for 5 days and will soon be hiking across Hadrian’s Wall, all 80 miles, dressed as a Roman!
Daniel remarked “For me, this expedition is extremely important. In 2010, there were 62,000 orphans and UNICEF believes that this number will increase by 9000 per year. The Romanian government are finding it very hard to support this huge number of children that are in state care and I want to do my bit by raising awareness and getting involved as best I can.
Nicola Tooke, Village Advisor added “We are extremely proud of Daniel, especially when we heard that he managed to stay silent for 5 days! Over the next few weeks we will be holding various fund raising activities in the Village to help Daniel reach his target.”
Anyone wishing to help can go to Daniel’s “Justgiving” page by visiting Http://www.justgiving.com/Daniel-Redhead0 or by contacting Nicola or Alison at Richmond Village Nantwich on 01270 629080.