Lancaster charity worker faces his fear of snakes

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A Lancaster based charity worker faces his fear of snakes to raise money for relief charity Tearfund, by handling a few creatures, thanks to Williamson Park’s reptile house.

In early February Aidan Dewar flies out to South Africa for seven months to work as a team leader for Tearfund.

Over that time he will be leading two groups in a 
variety of community projects in the country in partnership with local churches.

Aidan will be mostly engaging in educational, agricultural and HIV support projects. The groups will be a mix of UK and South African volunteers.

As well as the challenges of serving those in impoverished circumstances, it is also a fascinating opportunity for Aidan and his teams to bond, share and learn about each other’s social and spiritual perspectives, to understand motivations in life and how the experience may impact on attitudes and work back home.

To help donate towards Aidan’s journey visit