Lois flies out to take part in aid mission

Lois Robinson, a former Bessacarr resident, is currently working for a company in London called CARE which is supporting the Japan relief bid and will be going out there until July to help.

Lois Robinson, a former Bessacarr resident, is currently working for a company in London called CARE which is supporting the Japan relief bid and will be going out there until July to help.

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A YOUNG woman has been sent to Japan to help the devastated victims of the country’s tsunami and earthquake.

Lois Robinson speaks fluent Japanese and had been using her linguistic skills in her volunteering job for humanitarian charity CARE to talk to people in Japan to see what her organisation could offer.

The 27-year-old had lived in Japan near to the disaster area for three years after studying the language at Durham University and was devastated when she heard about what had happened to her “second home”.

Lois, formerly of Bawtry Road, Bessacarr, said: “I couldn’t believe the huge devastation it had caused. Japan gets a lot of earthquake tremors so I was really worried because I still know people over there. It’s just nice that I can help in some way and I want to do everything I can.”

The former Hall Cross School pupil travelled to Iwate Prefecture in North East Japan on Sunday and is expected to help with the evacuation centres until July.