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Hello all!

I have been granted an incredible opportunity to make a real difference by working with VSO for 12 weeks in Malindi, Kenya and will be departing on the 14th October 2013.

VSO ICS is designed to bring about lasting change for poor communities and as a volunteer I will get the opportunity to contribute directly to this change. 

Alongside other UK volunteers I will be teaming up with Kenyan volunteers to tackle some of the problems facing local communities. The 12 week project in Malindi focuses on key development issues but primarily the theme will be on education in particular working alongside schools and community based rehabilitation services to improve access to education for children and young people with disabilities. 

VSO is the worlds leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all.

VSO ICS is a once in a lifetime volunteering opportunity backed by the UK Government. The programme has been fully funded by DFID (Department for International Development) who run the International Citizen Service (http://www.ics-uk.org.uk/about/). However, as part of my participation I am required to fundraise a minimum of £800 prior to my departure in October. Therefore the money raised will enable as many young people as possible to volunteer on projects in the developing world and help fight poverty.

So amid my fundraising, a donation no matter how small or large would be greatly accepted and will be making a real difference. 

Thank you for your support, I will keep you updated!

Clarissa :D

http://www.vso-ics.org.uk/

http://www.volunteerics.org/

 

 

Updates 4

£150 raised at Collingham Show today! Special thanks to Sophie, Lisa Lathlane and Sam Naylor!!!! xxxxx

21/09/13 19:22

Fundraised an incredible £200 this weekend from a works cake sale and while car booting today! Cannot thank everyone enough for their donations! 35 Days until I depart for Malindi,Kenya!

08/09/13 15:43

Just a note... On the 21st of September I will be fundraising at Collingham Country Show with a stall. I'll be selling cakes and sweet treats with a 'How many sweets in the jar' and 'World Treasure Map' game. Not long- 43 DAYS UNTIL MY DEPARTURE AND VACCINATIONS STARTED TODAY!

05/09/13 18:11

Thank you for all my donations so far! Over half of my target has been reached, which is fantastic! I had an incredible weekend at my Pre-Departure training and met my lovely team :D I'm getting down to business this weekend with a yummy cake sale at work and a car boot sale.

05/09/13 17:59

Raising money for

Voluntary Service Overseas

Voluntary Service Overseas

Charity Registration No. 313757

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. Everyday around 1,500 VSO volunteers are working in carefully selected placements, sharing their and experience and working to tackle poverty by empowering those really affected by it.

Donations 21

Today was fundraising deadline day and it's amazing to think I've reached and surpassed my target!! Thank you so much to everyone that helped out and donated :D

Donation by Clarissa on 04/10/13

Donation by Chris + Steve on 25/09/13

£40.00

Money raised at Collingham Show on the 21st. Fantastic Day, thank you to all that helped and donated!

Donation by Clarissa Norwak on 25/09/13

£155.00

Good luck for your trip of a lifetime! Love the stannards xx

Donation by Anonymous on 19/09/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Good luck

Donation by Jill & Steve on 12/09/13

Downtown Bonus Ball Prize Donation- with thanks to Nikki :D

Donation by Clarissa on 12/09/13

£39.20

Money raised from Downtown Cake Sale last Saturday! Thank you everyone :D

Donation by Clarissa on 12/09/13

£79.80

Money raised from clearing out the garage at Bottosford carboot sale last Sunday!!

Donation by Clarissa on 12/09/13

£136.40

Good Luck Clarissa for your venture of a lifetime

Donation by Sally on 12/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Fabulous Clarissa! Good luck and hope you have a wonderful time

Donation by Heidi on 10/09/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Hope you enjoy every minute and come back and tell us all about your time in Kenya

Donation by LARKEN & CO on 09/09/13

£150.00

Donation by Grandad + Meg on 06/09/13

£20.00

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Good Luck Clarissa you're an inspiration.

Donation by Emma on 02/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donations from staff at Larken & Co solicitors into the charity pot, thank you all!

Donation by Clarissa on 28/08/13

£77.00

Donation by Sophie And Michael Archer on 23/08/13

£100.00

Very proud of you and love you very much Mum and Dad xx

Donation by Mum and Dad on 22/08/13

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

Well done Clarissa. Wishing you all the best for your time in Kenya.

Donation by Diane on 22/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done you! It sounds a wonderful opportunity. Enjoy every moment.

Donation by Linda on 22/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Have fun :)

Donation by Vivien on 22/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go make a difference beautiful! I'm so proud of you!

Donation by Gee on 21/08/13

Best of luck on your adventure!

Donation by Anonymous on 21/08/13

£50.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,200.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,200.00
  • Gift Aid£72.50

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