A WOMAN from Bailiff Bridge has won the chance to help others a year on from the devastating Asian tsunami.
Jo Hare will spend a week in Galle, in Sri Lanka, rebuilding a house.
The project is part of help aiming to give the thousands still crammed in temporary accommodation somewhere permanent.
The computer programmer was chosen from more than 1,000 hopefuls to take part in the project for the Habitat of Humanity charity.
The trip is being sponsored by the Halifax bank - which Jo works for.
Each volunteer also has to raise £500. Jo has already bagged £600 and is aiming for £1,000 before she jets off in the new year.
To take part in the trip, Jo had to write to the programme leaders stating why she should be given the chance.
Jo, 33, who lives in Victoria Chase, will work with other volunteers and members of the community to build the house.
She said: "It will be mainly manual hard labour, but we hope that by providing a family with a house this will mean they can set themselves up again.
"At the moment there are already volunteers out in Galle rebuilding the whole village.
"It will be wonderful to think I can make a difference.
"Many people still don't have a home or possessions and this will help them get back on their feet."
Anyone wanting to sponsor Jo can find out more by visiting the www. justgiving.com/johare webpage on the internet.
Money can be pledged online.