Student Emily Pritchard heading for India

Emily Pritchard, of Edith Weston, on a volunteering trip to Ghana
Emily Pritchard, of Edith Weston, on a volunteering trip to Ghana

A student is planning to cycle around Rutland Water three times to help young people in India and Africa.

Emily Pritchard, of Jubilee Close, Edith Weston, will take on the challenge in September before setting off to India for three months to work with the Restless Development project.

The 22-year-old, who is pictured on an earlier trip to Ghana, said of the India challenge: “I will be focusing on issues affecting young people there, in particular healthcare and employment issues.

“Restless Development is guided by the need to develop the potential of young people. It aims to empower them to take up roles in decision-making processes and enable them to make responsible health decisions and improve opportunities.”

Emily, who is studying for a masters in international peace and security at King’s College, London, needs to raise £800 for the project.

She will cycle around Rutland Water on September 1.

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/Emily-Pritchard