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£475raised of £2,400 target by 11 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.

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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.

Up-coming Fundraising Events:

-Alton Water 10k

-Martlesham Fete

-Grundisburgh Fete

-Martlesham 10k

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  • George Pennick6 months ago
    George Pennick

    George Pennick

    6 months ago

    Thank you to everyone that has very kindly contributed to my expedition fund- I reckon I've almost reached my target and I couldn't have done it without your help! George

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Page last updated on: 10/11/2018 11.28



  • Anonymous


    Oct 11, 2018

    Hi George, we wish you the very best in this most worthwhile adventure and are sorry we missed the quiz last week, which we understand was a great evening. Best wishes Jenny and Graeme C


  • Fraser-Hann Financial Services Ltd

    Fraser-Hann Financial Services Ltd

    Jul 15, 2018

    Hope the rest of the fundraising goes well.Happy to sponsor your worthwhile project


  • Claire Miles

    Claire Miles

    Jun 1, 2018

    Sorry we can't make your fund raising tea. Hope it goes well.From Claire, Steve, Carenza and Hannah


  • Jan Doorly

    Jan Doorly

    May 19, 2018

    I am really impressed with what you are going to do George. As habitats diminish it is really important to treasure our wildlife; so thank you for what you are doing. Good luck.


  • 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.


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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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