Student's bid to walk from Lincoln to Stevenage to help world's poorest people

PUBLISHED: 08:30 06 April 2019

Jordan Dutt is planning to walk 100 miles from Lincoln to Stevenage over four days. Picture: Emily Walton.

Jordan Dutt is planning to walk 100 miles from Lincoln to Stevenage over four days. Picture: Emily Walton.

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A university student is planning to walk 100 miles in four days to raise money for a charity which supports community development in some of the poorest regions in the world.

Jordan Dutt, who lives in Stevenage, is a student at the University of Lincoln and, alongside his studies, has started working with the international development charity FutureSense Foundation.

The foundation is committed to delivering on the UN Goals for Sustainable Development through long-term programmes, delivered by volunteers, focusing on education, health and livelihood support.

In June, Jordan will be heading to Thailand to volunteer with the foundation in an elephant sanctuary, as well as going to live and work with a hill tribe.

Jordan, a former pupil of Trotts Hill Primary School and The Nobel School in Stevenage, said: “I will work within an elephant sanctuary, getting to care for the animals and understand first-hand how they are in the wild.

“I will also be staying within a local hill tribe, getting to grips with the Thai culture and fully immersing myself in their culture whilst working with and teaching the students of local schools and working on long-term development tasks.”

Jordan is raising money to support the charity’s work, both now and in the future.

He is asking companies and individuals to make elephants out of 5p coins, but his main fundraising event is a sponsored walk from Lincoln to Stevenage - 100 miles in just four days.

Jordan will set off on April 14 and aims to reach his hometown on April 17. He said: “It will be a test of my physical and mental determination.”

He added: “All the money I raise will go towards the charity and aid the amazing work they do, both whilst I am out there and in the future.

“Raising the money to help the charity is a great achievement, but I cannot wait to see the money in action within the rural elephant sanctuary and tribes.

“If you are able to sponsor me, I will be extremely grateful for anything you may be able to give.”

To sponsor Jordan, who has so far raised more than £1,000 for the charity, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JordanDutt

For more about the FutureSense Foundation, visit futuresensefoundation.org

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