A HARROW artist has travelled to Sri Lanka to use her artistic talents to help others.
Beth Shepherd, of Verwood Road, embarked on her trip at the beginning of June to raise money for rape victims.
She said: "I went to Sri Lanka a few years ago to do a voluntary programme and to raise money. I sold my prints and photos.
"It started off for charity,but it is something that I set up for myself.I love photos and I wanted to find a way to use my prints to help people.I'm now going back to work with a charity that helps rape victims."
The 31-year-old is no stranger to the country as she did voluntary work there to help victims of the 2004 Tsunami.
Miss Shepherd will be working with the American charity Emerge, an organisation which helps teenage survivors of rape and incest make and sell jewellery as part of their recovery process.
She said: "In the past I also began making and sourcing eco-friendly bags with women from the area and I'm going back to work on these and with the charity."