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Haggerston girl walks 12 miles across London for charity

PUBLISHED: 12:32 14 September 2012 | UPDATED: 17:23 14 September 2012

Elam Forrester shakes her fundraising bucket as she treks across London

Elam Forrester shakes her fundraising bucket as she treks across London

Elam Forrester

A young graduate is seeking to make the world a better place by raising money for a charity trip to El Salvador by walking 12 miles from Edmonton to Brixton.

A young graduate is seeking to make the world a better place by raising money for a charity trip to El Salvador by walking 12 miles from Edmonton to Brixton.

Elam Forrester, 23, of Haggerston Estate needs to raise £800 to take part on a scheme that will send her to work on projects for women’s rights and children’s education.

“I’ve always wanted to volunteer in South America. The help the charity can do is quite dramatic. This is about raising awareness,” she said.

The walk, on September 13, took her down the A10, through Hackney where her family and friends came to support her.

“The walk went well and didn’t feel as long as I thought it would. I started my walk at 11.59 a.m in Edmonton, Sterling Way and finished outside Brixton Tube Station at 20.05 p.m,” she said.

“There are also lots of Latin American communities along my walk. This is really an opportunity of a lifetime, I just really need some public support to raise funds.”

Elam has just graduated from the University of the Arts with a BA in Design for Interaction and Moving Image.

When she gets back from her El Salvador trip, she wants to continue working for Progressio by working on a film project ‘Jamaican Hidden Histories’.

You can donate to her page here https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/helloelam


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