|Happy to be making |
On 16th February 2013 I will be catching a flight to New Delhi for an experience of a lifetime... Could you call it an adventure? I guess you could, it will certainly be a challenge for me and one that I am certain will be full of experiences that will remain in my memory for the rest of my life.
I have always been someone that wants to make a difference in the world, whether this be on a small scale or on a grand scale is not important, what is important is that I use my time on this planet to do good, in whatever way I possibly can... It is with this mindset that I have become involved in this trip and through the wonderful opportunity that my employer Northumbrian Water (Essex & Suffolk Water in the southern region) and WaterAid have given me.
Back in November 2012, I was selected by Northumbrian Water to take part in the 2013 WaterAid supporters visit to India, at the time I was shocked, amazed and delighted to have been chosen and since then I have become even more shocked, amazed and delighted, in addition I can now add, overwhelmed, apprehensive, excited, enthusiastic and determined. You see when I entered this challenge I knew the work of WaterAid was important, however the realisation of just how important has become a daily focus of mine.
|Children at one of the fresh water wells|
supported by WaterAid
Madhya Pradesh Region
|This picture was sent to me by Lee Blanchflower following|
his trip to an open sewer in the Bangalore slums.... When
I received this picture it made me realise just what I would
be experiencing on my journey through India.
©Copyright 2012 Lee Blanchflower Photography
|Preparing for India|
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