AN ELECTRICIAN from a Torfaen housing association will be travelling to Cambodia later this year as part of nationwide charity which helps bring safe places to live for families around the world.

Craig Cheedy, who works for Melin Homes, will be heading over to Asia in October in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity.

This will be the electrician’s second charitable visit to Asia, this time as a deputy team leader, following a trip to Thailand to help build homes.

“The chance to build a new home in Thailand was a life changing and wholly humbling experience for me,” Mr Cheedy said.

“To work with the family to build their new home was amazing and see the difference it’s made already will be an experience I will never forget.”

His employers have support his charitable endeavours and in October, Mr Cheedy will be joined by a fellow member of staff from the housing association for the expedition.

He added: “I can’t thank Melin enough for the opportunity become a team leader and to share this amazing experience with a colleague”.

The charity helps the poorest and most vulnerable people across the world to lift themselves out of poverty by helping them to build homes and communities.

“We were happy to support Craig in becoming a team leader, particularly as he will be joined by another member of the Melin team,” said Mark Gardner, the chief executive at Melin Homes.

“We very much wanted to leave a bit of Melin magic on these builds and hearing about Craig’s experiences convinced me to give other staff the chance to build homes for people in need.”