Midleton Sportswoman Orla Cotter in Fundraising Walk for Hope

By Seamus Whelehan

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Cork Camogie All-Star, Orla Cotter and fellow Midleton College Teacher, Colm Nugent are putting their best foot forward to raise funds for the Hope Foundation.   The pair will walk from Midleton to Waterford this Saturday (9 February) in an effort to raise over €3,000 for the Foundation’s Night Ambulance.

Midleton College has a long history of supporting the Hope Foundation, with several of their students travelling annually to the region over the past fourteen years.  Kolkata is home to over 250,000 street children aged between 3 and 12 years. Many work twelve hours a day, seven days a week, and they beg or steal to survive. Many often experience physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Through the Midleton College funded Child Watch Project, the Hope Foundation works to reduce this extreme poverty through education, nutrition and medical care.

Every evening the Child Watch Night Ambulance patrols the city of Kolkata, identifying and rescuing vulnerable children from the streets. They provide care and safeguard the rights of these youngsters living in high risk areas of the city, many of whom are in danger of being trafficked, abused or sent into child labour.

These high risk children are often referred to Kolkata’s Child Welfare Committee and Police, and are frequently enrolled into one of the Hope protection homes.

To donate to the charity walk visit https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/walk-for-hope

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