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£242raised of £1,000 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £242 to volunteer with orphans in Albania and Nepal and to support local charities in the continuation of this work. Donate £4 for a ticket.

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    Funded on Friday, 16th December 2016

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    This autumn I am fundraising for two charities through the organisation ‘Love Volunteers’. ‘Love Volunteers’ works with local charities worldwide, promoting their work and recruiting volunteers.

    ‘Experiment Albania’: In February I will be travelling to work in a Children’s Community Centre in Albania’s capital city Tirana. The centre welcomes children from different areas of Tirana outskirts, mainly belonging to Roma and Egyptian minorities, street children and children that are at risk of exploitation. In Albania, almost one quarter of the population lives below the poverty level of US$2 a day. There are around 40-50 children currently attending the centre to do their homework, take part in education and recreational activities and to have a meal and so reducing the impact of poverty on their lives.

    ‘Nepal Volunteers Council’: In April I will be caring for and teaching children in an orphanage in Pokhara. Poverty and a very low standard of living sadly result in cases where children are left orphaned and uncared-for, often finding their way on to the streets. Some manage to be placed in orphanages. These, however, are poorly resourced. Here I will be offering practical support such as cooking and cleaning, as well as organizing and running educational and recreational activities for the children and assisting in teaching.

    All proceeds either go directly to allow the volunteers (like me) to do this or directly to the local communities in need (with a small proportion going to the charities themselves so they can continue raising awareness and recruiting volunteers.)

    However small our actions may seem, they may be life-changing for those we are helping. A small act of kindness goes a long way.

    If all goes to plan I'll be holding a number of bake sales and events.

    To raise money I am also offering dog walking, babysitting, pet care, odd jobs and tuition in French and English. Contact me on: cathy.guest27volunteer@gmail.com

    THANK YOU!


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      • Robert Guest

        Robert Guest

        Dec 12, 2016

        Keep up the good work!

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Dec 9, 2016

        This is splendid Cathy--I look forward to hearing all about it! Carol

      • Zoe Strassen

        Zoe Strassen

        Dec 5, 2016

        3 x tickets , good luck with fund raising

        £12.00

      • Linda, Martin and Jessica

        Linda, Martin and Jessica

        Nov 30, 2016

        Well done, Cathy. Have a great time. xxx

        £20.00

      • Cathy Guest

        Cathy Guest

        Oct 23, 2016

        Thank you Tipton church for your donations and for letting me sell cakes after your service!

        £64.15

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Oct 23, 2016

        Money raised from selling cakes at a stall in Honiton. Thanks to the Parish Church for their help.

        £84.98

      • Cathy Guest

        Cathy Guest

        Oct 23, 2016

        Thank you to the Wesc Foundation Sidmouth shop for letting me sell cakes in their store to raise this money

        £26.00

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      Cathy Guest

      Cathy Guest

      Devon UK

      Hello :) I'm Cathy and I've just finished school. Having secured a place at Warwick University to study English Lit and French, I've chosen to take a Gap year. I'm hoping this will give me the opportunity to share my skills and privileges with the less fortunate.

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