Weʼre raising £950 to Cerys' World Challenge Expedition to India
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What is 'World Challenge'?
World Challenge are an organisation which takes students age 15-16 to the poorest parts of the world to volunteer and help communities. As well as experiencing local landmarks and mountain hikes.
Why are we fundraising?
All the students that have registered to go on this expedition are expected to raise the money required themselves. The total fee from World Challenge is £2550 plus cost for equipment and medical shots needed. Cerys has so far done her own fund raising which has included a Christmas meat draw which raised around £600, a car boot £100 as well as washing the local village football teams kit for 2 seasons now - which gets her £12 per match. Cerys has a quiz night at a pub and an easter meat draw planned in March/April 2019 However there is still a lot to go! Please help for this great cause and to experience the trip of a lifetime.
What will I be doing?
Cerys is travelling to Uttarakhand in India for 15 days. Departing in July 2019. During this time Cerys and her team will spend the first 2 days travelling and then trekking through mountains to reach an accent Hindi temple and eventually the village where they will be helping the locals in community projects which are aimed at meeting important community needs such as installing toilets, teaching English at schools and building shelters. The students will be expected to plan their own lessons, buy their own food from the local market and cook their meals. They will be camping on site until day 8.
Days 8-11 will be the Kunjukharak Temple Trek. This will start from the foot of the Himalayas. The area is home to 350 species of birds and large mammals and the team will be walking along side the Kosi River at various points. Each day, Cerys will carry in her day sack all the food, water and spare clothes she will need, plus any group kit which is needed. Each night the students will camp close to local communities.
Day 12 will be a visit to the Corbett Tiger reserve, which was India's first national Park. We will visit the museum and enjoy a safari where animals such as elephants, sloth bears, langur monkeys, deers and otters will be seen - although she may be lucky enough to spot a tiger, leopard boar or even a crocodile!
Day 13-14 will be rest and relaxation in Agra, which includes a visit to the world-famous Taj Mahal. There is also an opportunity to help the charity 'Wildlife SOS', where Cerys can help at the site with rescued animals. The charity help prevent unethical animal tourism and cruel practices.
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