Sunday, 19 September 2021

Student to help flood victims

A STUDENT from Henley has travelled to southern Bangladesh to work as a volunteer for 10 weeks.

A STUDENT from Henley has travelled to southern Bangladesh to work as a volunteer for 10 weeks.

Joseph Burrows, 21, left on Sunday to work on behalf of Tearfund, a Christian relief and development charity.

Mr Burrows, of Boston Road, said: “Apparently, they have got a massive problem with floods. Water is like a blessing and a curse so we’ll be working on flood relief. I’ve heard we might also be helping to build a road.”

His placement is being funded by the Department for International Development, so all money raised will go directly into the work of Tearfund.

So far he has raised more than £800, including a £100 donation from Henley Lions Club.



Mr Burrows said: “I’m a Christian, so naturally I was quite orientated towards Tearfund. I really like the look of everything they do.

“They said ‘where would you like to go?’ and I said ‘anywhere I’m needed and can make a difference’. I’m quite nervous but really excited as well. I’ve got a massive bag of medicines and some shorts and T-shirts.”

He will stay in a guesthouse and will be paired up with a Bangladeshi volunteer.

Mr Burrows has just finished a direct access course in psychology at The Henley College and hopes to attend university in September.

To donate, visit www.just giving.com/joeburrows



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