CHARLIE McClory is using his DIY experience to help people without homes in Nepal.
The Dalton dad has been chosen by his employers, Speedy Hire, to visit the country in October to help those hit hardest by the rainy season.
Charlie, 38, will be one of 200 volunteers from the company world-wide, giving something back to those less fortunate.
He is now fundraising for the Habitat charity and will host a fundraiser at the Top Club in Sheepridge and will run the Leeds 10k in July.
Charlie said: “Speedy has supported the work of Habitat for a while and last year helped build a school in Rawanda.
“This time we’re going to Nepal to help those who lose their homes during the rainy season.
“For one week all the volunteers will start work at first light and finish when it’s dark to build as many homes as possible.”
To contribute towards the charity Charlie will hold a fundraiser at the Sheepridge club, on Friday, June 1, from 7pm. The club has given him the room for the function and booked two entertainers. Raffle prizes include a family UK break and other goodies.
The mission means Charlie leaves behind daughter Caitlyn, five, for the week, but the trip is teaching her a valuable lesson, as Charlie explained: “I’ve told her about it and why I’m doing it and she is beginning to understand how lucky she is when we switch the heating on when it’s cold or run her a bath.”
To sponsor Charlie for the Leeds 10k log onto www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk