£290raised of £2,400 target by 7 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,400 to Raise enough money to fund an expedition to South Africa to make a difference to the lives of local people and wildlife.

Ipswich, UK

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Fundraising a Once In a Life-time Experience.

I am appealing for help to fund an expedition to the amazing Shamwari Game Reserve on the southern coast of South Africa. I hope to take part in and understand some of the fantastic work that goes on there, trying to preserve just a small part of the majestic beauty of South Africa's countryside, for the benefit of the diverse range of people and animals that call it home.

Each year Kesgrave Sixth form gives students the unique opportunity to undertake conservation work on one of the world's leading reserves, making a lasting difference to the local wildlife through a variety of activities including tracking animals, studying behaviour and working with re-homing charities. The trip also aims to make a long-term impact on the livelihoods of the surrounding community. In the past this has included rebuilding a recreational ground or planting a community garden, initiatives designed not to be "here today, gone tomorrow" but projects that make a real difference to people's lives.

As you can imagine, the cost of this once in a life time opportunity, giving ordinary young people like me a chance do something meaningful out there, is significant. Half of the challenge of the trip is in raising the money necessary to fly halfway around the world and complete the expedition. Over the next sixteen months I also plan to fundraise through a part-time job, attending local fetes and any other events where I can raise funds. Any donations made would be greatly appreciated and you could be assured that your contribution would make a tangible difference to the lives of the people and animals of South Africa.

Thank you.

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    • jean zoller

      jean zoller

      Mar 6, 2018

      Great experience. good luck to you and your fellow travellers.


    • Peter Baker

      Peter Baker

      Mar 5, 2018

      Hi George,Good luck with the fund raising!Grandad & Sue


    • linda chaplin and mike norris

      linda chaplin and mike norris

      Mar 4, 2018

      Well done George, good luck with this and all your fundraising.


    • Colette Baker

      Colette Baker

      Mar 4, 2018

      Hi George, what a fabulous experience for you personally, and a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Good Luck with the fundraising! Colette X


    • Kay Pennick

      Kay Pennick

      Mar 3, 2018

      Sounds like an amazing adventure. Auntie Kay and Uncle Jonathan


    • Rachel Pennick

      Rachel Pennick

      Mar 2, 2018

      Good Luck !


    • Alastair Baker

      Alastair Baker

      Mar 2, 2018

      Congratulations George. Africans are our global neighbours, with great potential to make a difference in our world. This kind of trip is so important to enable mutual understanding and co-operation.


    About the fundraiser
    George Pennick

    George Pennick

    Ipswich, UK

    I am a student at Kesgrave High, currently in Year 11. At the moment, I enjoy attending conservation sessions locally and I am really keen to experience what other places around the world are doing to maintain their environment and learning about a completely new country as well!

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