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Weʼre raising £1,000 to fund a 4 week volunteering trip to Borneo. Helping to build a school, replant rainforest and clean up the marine habitat.

King's Lynn, United Kingdom

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To help raise funds I am planning to cycle, with 2 friends, the distance between my home town and Borneo. We have calculated that the distance there and back is 14,400 miles.

My plan is to spend 4 weeks in Borneo during the summer of 2019 living with the local communities and helping out on a number of different projects. I will be part of team that will be helping to build a school for local children, enabling them to get an education.

I also aim to spend some time supporting a local project cleaning up the beaches and coves around the Island. Plastic bags are having a detrimental effect on marine life, our aim will be to clean up the marine habitat by removing plastic bags and other man made items. So far the project has removed 15 tonnes of plastic waste from the sea around Borneo.

Borneo has also seen large areas of rainforest cut down to enable the production of Palm Oil, this has a huge impact upon the local wildlife who depend upon the rainforest for their survival.

One species that is particularly vulnerable is the Orangutan, so I will be spending time helping to replant trees, the project aims to replant 1 million trees to provide rainforest habitat for endangered wildlife.

Aside from covering the costs of the trip any additional funds raised will be put towards the projects we will be working with.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my page. I hope you will be able to help by donating the price of a cup of coffee or a pint of beer and in doing so know that you can make a real difference.

Thank you Alexander

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  • Alexander Palmer-Silcock9 months ago
    Alexander Palmer-Silcock

    Alexander Palmer-Silcock

    9 months ago

    Another great day of Bag Packing fundraising at Tesco's. Great to chat with the customers about my Borneo trip and conservation work. People are so supportive and generous, another £71 in the pot. Thank you everyone for your support.

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  • Alexander Palmer-Silcock9 months ago
    Alexander Palmer-Silcock

    Alexander Palmer-Silcock

    9 months ago

    Many Thanks to West Winch Primary School for your support with a recent school fundraiser - Wacky Hair day. All the students came to school with wigs, colour sprayed hair and crazy costumes to help support my fundraising bid for Borneo. A huge £167 was raised. Thank you to all the students and staff at my old primary school.

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  • Alexander Palmer-Silcock1 year ago
    Alexander Palmer-Silcock

    Alexander Palmer-Silcock

    1 year ago

    I've been busy fundraising - clearing leaves from friends and family gardens. Thank you everyone who has donated to my Borneo Fund.

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1 year ago

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Page last updated on: 3/29/2018 3:15 PM

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  • Alistair Moyes

    Alistair Moyes

    Oct 19, 2017

    Well done Alexander.

    £30.00

  • Chris & Alan Goldsbrough

    Chris & Alan Goldsbrough

    Oct 4, 2017

    Wishing you great success and an awesome trip!

    £30.00

  • Heidi Prentice III

    Heidi Prentice III

    Oct 1, 2017

    Good luck x what a great thing to do.

    £10.00

  • Dawn Main

    Dawn Main

    Sep 30, 2017

    Hope you raise enough to fund the trip of a lifetime Alexander xx

    £10.00

  • John Eyre

    John Eyre

    Sep 30, 2017

    Thank your Dad, here is 2 cups of coffee or a cheap bottle of wine. Good on ya & good luck.

    £5.00

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Alexander Palmer-Silcock

Alexander Palmer-Silcock

King's Lynn, United Kingdom

Hi, my name is Alexander Palmer-Silcock and I have an opportunity to spend time working on a number of projects in Borneo during the summer of 2019. As well as learning useful life skills, I can also give something back to a number of really good causes.

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