From Claudy to Cambodia

Clodagh Gormley.
Clodagh Gormley.

This is the County Derry student who’s off to Cambodia next month to work with disabled kids.

Clodagh Gormley, from Claudy, is a third year physiotherapy student at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Along with two other physiotherapy students, she jets off to the Far East on May 17 for four weeks.

She told the ‘Journal’: “I will be working in the National Baby and Childen’s Centre where they care for more than 100 babies and children. The kids have a wide range of disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Cystic Fibrosis. These children - who’ve been abandoned because of their disability - are very vulnerable and require constant care.

“The physiotherapy department in the centre deals with each child’s individual needs. However, they have a shortage of physios and, as a volunteer, I hope to give these children the extra time and treatment they would not get otherwise.”

Clodagh will be raising funds outside Foyleside Shopping Centre this weekend. Donations can also be made by contacting her either via e-mail at clodagh_gormley@hotmail.com or by calling 07706400591.