Sidmouth nurse’s bid to tackle Indian poverty

THE history of Fortfield Terrace will boost a Sidmouth nurse’s bid to help an Indian jungle community battle poverty and illness.

Sally Dalton, 60, who works at Sidmouth Health Centre in Blackmore Drive, is set to set for a three-week expedition to Chhattisgarh in mid March.

Sally’s work with the Tulsi Trust over several years, including numerous trips to central India, has seen her help build a school and hospital in the rural setting.

“We’ve made an enormous difference out there,” she said.

A fundraising event at All Saints Church Hall on Friday, March 2, will go towards Sally’s trip to change lives and help others.

Dr Peter Fung will stage a talk on a book he has written on Fortfield Terrace from 7pm.

Tickets (�10) include food and can be purchased at the Sidford health centre surgery.

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Chhattisgarh is a six hour minibus ride into the Indian jungle. Sally, who lives in Axminster, will set off on March 16 and would welcome any donations.

“No money will be wasted,” she added.

The Tulsi Trust is a registered charity that is aiding, organising and fundraising for an Indian jungle health and education project.