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£616raised of £750 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £616 to help fund programme fees so Lauren can volunteer in an orphanage in Africa.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 30th June 2017

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    Hello! My name is Lauren Botsis and I am a primary school teacher working in London.

    The Dream:

    This year I have decided to make a lifelong dream a reality and volunteer in Africa. Unfortunately I can only afford to do this during my summer holiday but I am determined to make the most of it by offering all my energy, support and skills to the less privileged and I'm hoping it will be enough to make a difference, however small.

    The Details:

    I will be volunteering for 4 weeks with the charity Agape Volunteers (Registered Charity Reg. No. 1143560) and will be working at an orphanage in Accra. The work consists of helping run the orphanage - cooking, cleaning, laundry- and spending quality time with the children - teaching them English, playing games, taking care of them. These children do not receive the attention they desire on a regular basis, so hopefully my time with them will be valuable to them.

    Your Contribution:

    What I am asking from you is to help me pay the programme fee which will cover my accommodation and some meals. It will be an incredible help as I have already spent a lot on flight tickets and need to budget for a visa, vaccinations and tablets as well as spending money. Any extra money I raise will go to cover the visa, the vaccinations and malaria tablets. If these are covered too the rest of the money will be donated to the orphanage I will be placed at.

    Your reward:

    Apart from the the feeling of happiness and satisfaction that you contributed to my cause, I'll also update you with photos and videos whenever I can during my placement, so you can see firsthand how you helped me get there and have an positive impact on the children. I promise to send you all a photo and a thank-you note when I get back too.

    Any donation, small or big, is much appreciated and will be of great help!!!

    Thank you ever so much!



    • Lauren Botsis2 years ago
      Lauren Botsis

      Lauren Botsis

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you Umma! And thanks again to everyone who donaned! Including offline donations, I have received much more than I set out for. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! I am forever in your debt! Photos to follow in a few weeks!!!

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    • Lauren Botsis2 years ago
      Lauren Botsis

      Lauren Botsis

      2 years ago

      Thank you Nike!! Much appreciated!

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    • Lauren Botsis2 years ago
      Lauren Botsis

      Lauren Botsis

      2 years ago

      Thank you Stavroula!! I am very grateful for the support!

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    • Lauren Botsis2 years ago
      Lauren Botsis

      Lauren Botsis

      2 years ago

      Thank you for you support Mr November! Much appreciated!!

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    Page last updated on: 6/30/2017 12.02



    • Umma Rumee

      Umma Rumee

      Jun 30, 2017

      Enjoy the journey :)

    • Nike Odesanya

      Nike Odesanya

      Jun 11, 2017

      All the best


    • Randip Kaur Sahota

      Randip Kaur Sahota

      Jun 1, 2017

    • Stavroula Betsakou

      Stavroula Betsakou

      May 21, 2017

      Good luck Lauren!


    • Richard November

      Richard November

      May 20, 2017

      A time to make a difference and plenty of memories.....

    • amanda davis

      amanda davis

      May 17, 2017

      Good Luck X

    • Thea


      May 16, 2017

      Wishing you the best of luck for your adventure in Africa Lauren! It's such a great cause. You should be proud! :) x


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    Lauren Botsis

    Lauren Botsis

    London, United Kingdom

    Is a Year 3 teacher in a multicultural school in London. Grew up in Greece but moved to England when the infamous crisis begun. Loves food, travelling, dancing and reading a good book.

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