For three months, Judith Shanks will be working with children in orphanages and schools. She will live at a base with other volunteers where there is security and clean water but little electricity.
The diagnostic imaging department matron hopes she can make a difference, however small, to the lives of children in Tanzania.
‘I’m aware I have so much materially, and family and friends around me, and I’d like to be able to help others who don’t, even if just in a small way,’ she said.
Ms Shanks has worked at Ipswich Hospital for 15 years, with 11 years in diagnostic imaging. She will return in a year’s time - after nine months travelling following her volunteer work in Tanzania.