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Local man fundraising for trip to India

Friday July 15 2016


Kyran will visit India to help one of the country's poorest communities Kyran will visit India to help one of the country's poorest communities


A BARNSLEY man is raising money to help fund a trip to India where he will spend several months trying to help one of the country's poorest communities. 

As part of a youth-empowerment and development project, Kyran Hopwood will spend three months in the poorest areas of rural Rajasthan, where locals suffer from poverty, malnutrition, and a lack of access to clean water. 

While he is in Rajasthan, Kyran will be living with a local family, working full time for a wage equal to those in the community.

During his stay, Kyran hopes to help tackle issues such as health, gender, education and livelihoods.

To raise money for the trip, Kyran will complete a sponsored Skydive, as well as a few other smaller fundraising activites, including a Battle of the Bands.

He said: "I know that things are getting pretty rough here in the UK recently, but our issues still pale in comparison to the lives that are led by so many millions of oppressed and empoverished people around the globe.

"I whole-heartedly believe that money does not buy happiness, but if you are so poor you cannot afford to eat or get access to water, then it becomes an issue because human's cannot thrive or develop whilst in a state of survival.

"I am not expecting to change the world. But I will make a difference to a community that needs it."

To read more of Kyran's story and to donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kyran-Hopwood?utm_source=facebook

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Reply Posted by the grim reaper on Monday July 18 2016 at 10:02
As much as i applaud this lads good intentions , perhaps he should consider assisting our own pensioners whom are barely surviving in the uk , there are many many tasks that they need help with and are unable to do on there own . ( i speak from experience my neighbour is 88 years of age )

Reply Posted by steve on Monday July 18 2016 at 15:31
Since its inpendance India has received £900 billion in aid from the Uk,the total aid number from the world since then currently runs up at £14 trillion and is rising.India spends £610 a yr on its space program and sends spaceships to Mars
yet its some of its people have £127 BILLION in Swiss bank accounts ...am not judging anyone but a feel dropping a few tins of bake beans or a packet of pasta in the food bank bin at a supermarket is money better given to people in need

Reply Posted by fred on Monday July 18 2016 at 16:13
GOOD POINTS MADE BY STEVE..BUT I THINK THE FIGURE OF £610 A YEAR SHOULD BE £610 MILLION A YEAR WORK ITHAT OUT WHEN A WATER PURIFICTION

Reply Posted by fred on Monday July 18 2016 at 16:16
SYSYEM PER WELL COST £115 WITH ANNUAL RENEWAL OF FILTERS COSTING £25