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£150raised of £2,650 target by 9 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,650 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.

Location
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Time left
90 days to go

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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.

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  • Abby O'Gorman

    Abby O'Gorman

    2 days ago

    Abby O'Gorman

    Thank you to everyone who has purchased a pack of Christmas cards and has donated in order to make my trip to Ghana possible. Thanks to everyone involved, I am now well on my way to raising all of the required funds :-)

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  • Abby O'Gorman

    Abby O'Gorman

    21 days ago

    Abby O'Gorman

    In the run up to Christmas, I will be selling Christmas cards that I have designed in further efforts to fundraise for my trip to Ghana. Each pack will cost £3 and will contain 6 bespoke, professionally printed Christmas cards of either of the designs below. If you are interested, please contact me and I will get them to you as soon as possible. I will be happy to deliver them to you locally. Thanks for reading :-)

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  • Andrew Aldridge

    Andrew Aldridge

    Dec 5, 2016

    Great Christmas cards Abby! Good luck. Thanks, Andrew.

  • Christina Wilson

    Christina Wilson

    Nov 18, 2016

    Wishing the very best of luck with your project. Chris and Pete xx

    £20.00

  • Chloe Bagnall

    Chloe Bagnall

    Nov 18, 2016

    Good Luck Abs - love Chloe & Dan xxx

    £20.00

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Abby O'Gorman

Abby O'Gorman

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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