Weʼve raised £230 to make a life changing trip to Ghana to visit the Fairtrade & non profit Organisation 'Global Mama's', who help build incomes for 600 women.
- Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
- Children and youth
- Time left
- Funded on Tuesday, 7th March 2017
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Located in West Africa, Ghana is filled with vibrant tribal cultures, a rich history and enchanting music. Its encapsulating beauty enticed me at once and I am extremely excited to be have the opportunity to help those who need it in such a beautiful country.
We will be visiting the Fairtrade NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) 'Global Mama's', which helps Ghanaian women to become financially independent, therefore letting them support their families, send their children to school and improve their health. They do this by producing and selling high-quality, handcrafted products such as traditional apparel, accessories, home décor, jewellery, ornaments and shea butter. During this visit, we will learn about the challenges and successes of running these kinds of projects and I aim to use this experience to help me in the future when I hope to volunteer in similar organisations.
In addition to this, we will also be visiting the Sabre Trust (which creates brighter futures for school children), the Kuapa Kokoo Cocoa Cooperative, the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary and a Fairtrade banana cooperative.
My first start at fundraising was designing Christmas cards. I now need to gain sponsorship for their printing, and will then sell packs of these cards locally, similar to the way that all in 'Global Mama's' create and sell their wares.
The next element of my fundraising will be completing the three peaks in three days challenge. This is where I will climb the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales: Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon within three days. I will do this in May 2017, so it would be greatly appreciated if you would kindly sponsor me and donate.
Between these dates, we will also be doing many more fundraising activities, including a 5K colour run, bag packing and clothes collections.
Please use this opportunity to sponsor me and invest in a young person hoping to gain experience in volunteering.
Abby O'Gorman19 days ago
There is not long left to donate! My Justgiving page will close at about 6am Wednesday morning, but I will most likely open a new page in a couple of months, when my next fundraising event is close-by. Thanks again to everyone who has already donated. In the meantime, I will be drawing and painting portraits in efforts to raise more money, so if anyone would like to support me in my fundraising, please look at some previous work that I will post shortly on my Facebook page and contact me for details. Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you
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Abby O'Gorman3 months ago
Wow, people have been amazingly kind, buying my cards and wishing me, and my fellow travellers well. From all the cards printed I have just 16 packs left, so if you would like a pack please let me know quickly. So far I know a card has been sent to Germany, Ireland, Texas and Australia. The fundraising will continue, with pet portraits, after Christmas, but until then Merry Christmas to everyone who reads this.
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Mar 7, 2017
A great cause Abby - hope you raise all you need !
Nigel and Debbie Sheppard
Dec 20, 2016
Good luck with such a worthwhile cause.
Dec 19, 2016
Good luck on your journey from Maggie & Gary @ no. 8 :-) xx
About the fundraiser
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
'Global Mama's' gives women opportunities to become economically independent and improve their situation. As an enthusiastic 15 year old, I wish to use this experience for the future where I aim to volunteer for similar organisations and help many more people.
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