Chichester woman's walk to tackle poverty in Zambia

Clare AnscombeClare Anscombe
Clare Anscombe

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A young woman from Chichester is walking 100 miles to help tackle poverty in Zambia.

Clare Anscombe is walking 100 miles along the South Downs Way to support a project that tackles poverty in Zambia, where she will be volunteering for 12 weeks.

Clare, 22, will travel to Zambia in June with international development organisation Restless Development, as part of the UK Government funded International Citizen Service (ICS) programme. She will work in partnership with Zambian volunteers to help lift some of the world’s poorest communities out of poverty.Before she leaves for Zambia she must raise £800 for Restless Development.

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Clare said: “The money raised from my fundraising will help to make sure that the communities in developing countries continue to benefit from the work of future volunteers, so it’s vital I reach my target. I’ve been training hard, helping to keem my fitness levels up for my sponsored walk and I’m hoping everyone will give generously as a result of my effort!

“The project I’m working on aims to educate people about HIV and AIDS and improve livelihoods through sessions on CV writing and IT skills.

“I’ll be working closely alongside Zambian volunteers, so it’s a great opportunity to experience another culture and make a difference at the same time. I’m really excited to get out there and start making a real difference to the lives of people in the developing world.”

To sponsor Clare visit or text CLAA50 to 70070.

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