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£630raised of £500 target by 23 supporters

    Weʼve raised £630 to help to support our volunteering trip & the rural community project in Bakod village in Cambodia

    Ayrshire, Scotland
    Funded on Monday, 3rd July 2017

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    My daughter, India, & I are going to Cambodia in south east Asia in July to volunteer in a rural community school in Bakod village in the Takeo Province.

    The local people live under the poverty line; with the support of international volunteers children & young people can go to school to learn English & other skills which they need to seek employment or further education.

    We will be helping to teach English to children between the age of 3-18, as well as organising activities such as sports & arts & crafts, helping with on site repairs & construction & looking after the grounds & vegetable garden. We also hope to visit the local orphanage.

    We fly to Phnom Penh, arriving on the evening of the 4th July so we will be staying in a hostel there on the first night before travelling to the project around 80km away. We will be in Cambodia for 29 days, living in a shared dormitory on site during the week and hopefully seeing some of the sights of the country at weekends such as visiting the amazing temples at Angkor Watt & hopefully managing a weekend in neighbouring Vietnam!

    We have paid for our flights, the volunteering registration fee & project fees which covers the cost of our accomodation at the project. We will pay around £8 a day for meals at the project, provided by the resident cook. In addition to this we need to pay for transfer costs, visas & given the rural location & proximity to the rice fields we also need vaccinations for Japanese encephalitis, at a whopping £340!

    We are hoping to raise funds to help with some of these additional costs & also to purchase resources for the school /contribute towards purchasing tools etc out there.

    We are very privileged to be able to enrich our lives by sharing time with these beautiful people, learning about their culture & experiencing life away from the Western rat race! An amazing adventure lies ahead. Thankyou for any support you are able to offer.

    For more info www.originalvolunteers.co.uk

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    • Gillian Birrell3 years ago
      Gillian Birrell

      Gillian Birrell

      3 years ago

      Thankyou so much to you lovely kind people, hopefully you will enjoy seeing the pics as our adventure unfolds.... 4 weeks today and we are off...eek! It's exciting & scary all at the same time. Your support means the world ❤

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    Supporters

    23

    • Pinky

      Pinky

      Jun 29, 2017

      Best of luck

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 28, 2017

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 24, 2017

      It's sure to be an incredible month. Hope you both have an amazing time and some unforgettable adventures along the way. We'll all be thinking about you. Good luck! With much love from all of us.

    • Gerry Moore

      Gerry Moore

      Jun 18, 2017

      Hi Gillian and India - what a wonderful life experience and worthwhile adventure you are about to embark on. Bee proud of yourselves. Best wishes and love, Gerry xx

      £10.00

    • Karen Innes

      Karen Innes

      Jun 17, 2017

      Hope you both have an amazing adventure. Karen, Davy, Callum and Corie. Xx

      £40.00

    • David Skeoch

      David Skeoch

      Jun 16, 2017

      Go Gill and India love Dr Dave and the gang xx

      £20.00

    • Morag Ferguson

      Morag Ferguson

      Jun 16, 2017

      Well done, what an adventure xx

      £10.00

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    Gillian Birrell

    Gillian Birrell

    Ayrshire, Scotland

    I am 45 years old & have three beautiful daughters aged 16, 18 & 20. I work as Development Coordinator for a charity, supporting extremely vulnerable young people in residential care. I practice mindfulness. I love people, sunshine, good food, acts of kindness & being in nature!

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