Weʼve raised £150 to help raise funds to go to Cambodia and Borneo for 3 months volunteer work helping local communities
- Dudley, United Kingdom
- Funded on Friday, 29th September 2017
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Many of you know I work as a nurse and truly love helping people. I want to extend my passion for compassion (cheesy line) to countries less fortunate than ourselves who do not have what we would consider basic human rights and living conditions.
I am planning to travel to Borneo and Cambodia in 2018 to complete three months of unpaid volunteer work, helping local communities in need. The money raised will help a great deal in providing equipment for the project, foodl and accommodation costs (money raised goes directly to the volunteer organisation). Whilst there I will be involved in:
Clean water provision for communities- digging wells and installing pumps and filtration systems.
Constructing houses- helping local tradesmen build houses using sustainable materials that are able to withstand all weather conditions for families.
Community infrastructure- building bridges and roads so that people can cross rivers safely and children can walk safely to school.
Obviously taking three months leave from work is costly, but I am funding my home and travel expenses myself. The money raised is purely going towards funding my volunteer work. Over the next year I will aim to do different events such as sponsored runs (I'm also trying to get my fitness levels up for this trip), bake sales (my baking is poor but eating a dry cake for charity isn't so bad) and the like.
If any of my talented friends would like to bake/paint/knit/create anything on my behalf to sell and raise funds that would also be greatly appreciated!
I know my target is a large amount but this does not cover all the costs required for me to go on this experience, I am also saving £1000 myself (not including the money I will be spending on travel essentials and living expenses).
Please give anything you can and share with friends/colleagues. Even the smallest of amounts would mean so much to me!
Any questions just ask! :)
Amelia (Mimi) xx
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Jun 6, 2017
Every good wish for a successful trip!
Jun 5, 2017
Can't wait to go love you mwahhh xx
Jun 5, 2017
Jun 1, 2017
Something I've always wanted to do! Good luck with fund raising x
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