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£910raised of £1,000 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £910 to help pay towards me volunteering at a wildlife conservation project in Namibia.

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    Hi there, my name is Katie Spencer. I have just completed my final year of A levels and will be starting a Veterinary Medicine degree September 2017. I am taking a gap year to both resolve medical issues and to gain valuable experiences while working with animals.
    I am deeply passionate about animal welfare and ethics. This is my main reasoning for wanting to use my gap year in order to assist with the care of animals in need through various charities and projects. As mentioned I am also taking this year out to receive treatment for my medical diagnosis of Focal Epilepsy. Whilst the diagnosis has been difficult both on me and family, it’s also been a great motivator in terms of wanting to get out into the world to gain special memories and life experiences.
    The main project I intend to volunteer with is “The Great Projects” based at their wildlife sanctuary in Namibia where they “provide a safe refuge for orphaned and injured wildlife as well as those that have had to be relocated away from local farms as they are seen as 'problem carnivores,' and can often be killed as a result.” Their work is truly amazing and they frequently rescue, rehabilitate and sometimes release animals, such as cheetahs, baboons and leopards, back into the wild. While I am there I will be assisting with daily responsibilities including feeding and caring for the rescued animals as well as carrying out necessary repairs and conservation surveys. The money I raise will be used to pay for my stay out there and to support the work of the project.
    To enable me to raise sufficient funds I am participating in the Birmingham Half Marathon on 16th October 2016 for which I am seeking sponsorship. Any donations, big or small, would be gratefully received and if you would like to know more about the project please visit https://www.thegreatprojects.com/projects/namibia-wildlife-sanctuary or contact me on katiespencer136@gmail.com.

    Thank you for reading my story and your support,
    Katie xx

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    • Katie Spencer

      Katie Spencer

      2 months ago

      Katie Spencer

      Thank you all so much for your support, I really appreciate your donations and cannot wait to go on this amazing adventure while helping a great cause!

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    • Katie Spencer

      Katie Spencer

      5 months ago

      Katie Spencer

      Only 2 weeks to go!!! To help raise funds for my volunteering out in Namibia, I am holding a bake sale next Sunday (9th Oct) at Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre from 8 am. So please come along to buy the cakes I'll have made! Thanks again for the support I've received so far!

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    • Katie Spencer

      Katie Spencer

      5 months ago

      Katie Spencer

      Hi everyone! I'd just like to thank all of those who have supported me so far with their generous donations, I am truly grateful for it! With exactly a month to go I am pleased to say I ran my furthest distance to date of 8 and 3/4 miles this morning and am really happy with the way things are going in training!! So if you could donate any amount, if you have not already done so, to help support my trip to volunteer in Namibia I'd really appreciate as it will definitely go a long way! Thank you once again for all your support!

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    • Tony Diaram

      Tony Diaram

      Dec 6, 2016

      £3.00

    • Scott Purcell

      Scott Purcell

      Dec 5, 2016

      £20.00

    • Hannah Shioleftou

      Hannah Shioleftou

      Dec 1, 2016

      Good luck sounds like an amazing opportunity and glad your managing to do what you have always wanted to do! Xx

      £5.00

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    Katie Spencer

    Katie Spencer

    Hi, my name is Katie, I'm 18 years old, am an animal lover and I'm going to uni next year to train to become a vet. I'm participating in the Birmingham Half Marathon to help fund raise for my travels to a wildlife conservation project in Namibia. See my story for more info.

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