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    Weʼve raised £2,559 to help inspire and support underprivileged children in Cambodia

    Essex, UK
    Funded on Monday, 1st October 2018

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    Hi everyone, my name is Rachel and I'm 16 years old, meaning I am in my final year of secondary school. I have set up this fundraising page in hope of raising £2500 to support my up and coming role as a volunteer in Cambodia, South East Asia. This is an adventure that I am very excited to undertake as it will both mark the end of my GCSE exams and also allow me to discover a new and completely different culture.

    Now you may be thinking, why would I donate money for a 16 year old to go on holiday?

    However, let me assure you that this intensive, two week trip is far from a holiday! I shall be living and working in the capital, Phnom Penh where my role as a volunteer shall include: playing educational games with children, teaching English and partaking in painting and decorating projects to improve conditions in care centres. My goal is to improve the conditions within the local community and to support and inspire the young children whom I meet.

    Due to its colourful past, including the Cambodian civil war which ended in 1975, Cambodia is now one of the poorest countries in the world - with over 70% of employed people living on less that £2.37 every day! So I believe that this is a country where we can make a huge impact.

    My family and I have supported Tibetan refugees in Nepal for many years and I have therefore been able to see first hand the difference that individuals, like you and I, can make in helping underprivileged communities. In order for me to help provide these services and make a change I require £2500, and that is where you can really help! I am asking for anyone to give as little or as much as you would like, enabling me to help those in need.

    Below I have attached a copy of the confirmation letter from the company, Projects Abroad, whom I am travelling with. I'll make sure I add photos here from the trip so you can join me on this amazing journey of discovery.

    Please feel free to email me for any further information on rachel.adshead-grant@newhallstudent.co.uk

    Thank you for your donations!

    Projects Abroad Official Letter

    To whom it may concern:

    This is to confirm that Miss Rachel Adshead-Grant is to work for Projects Abroad in Cambodia for 2 weeks from 8 July 2018. Miss Rachel Adshead-Grant will be working voluntarily and will be receiving no pay.

    Rachel Adshead-Grant will be living and working in a local community in Cambodia, making a valuable contribution to our work in this field. Miss Rachel Adshead-Grant will also receive a unique insight and experience in various aspects of that kind of work in a developing country.

    Rachel's precise role will be determined by specific interests and abilities. Rachel will certainly be able to take part at grass roots level in projects and programmes which are really needed and make a difference in Cambodia.

    Rachel needs financial support to help fund the subsistence while working in Cambodia and to fund the necessary charges made by Projects Abroad which will organise the placement and provide necessary support and back-up. Rachel also needs to fund the flights out and back.

    Your sponsorship would be greatly appreciated and would not be wasted. Through Rachel Adshead-Grant you would be making a very practical contribution in Cambodia.

    Yours sincerely

    DR PETER M SLOWE (Director)

    and Lidia Chambers (Volunteer Advisor)

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    • Rachel Adshead-Grant5 months ago
      Rachel Adshead-Grant

      Rachel Adshead-Grant

      5 months ago

      I put this together for everyone who helped me get to Cambodia this year. Hope you enjoy it!! Rachel xx

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    • Rachel Adshead-Grant5 months ago
      Rachel Adshead-Grant

      Rachel Adshead-Grant

      5 months ago

      Made it - getting stuck in from Day 1.........! x

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    • Rachel Adshead-Grant5 months ago
      Rachel Adshead-Grant

      Rachel Adshead-Grant

      5 months ago

      This is it!!! I'm leaving the UK today to start the adventure. Thank you for everybody's help to get me here. x.

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    1 year ago

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    Supporters

    34

    • nick alexander

      nick alexander

      Jul 16, 2018

      Go and change the world, have fun and share the inspiration for others who come behind you, too. :-)

      £50.00

    • GrandPa

      GrandPa

      Jun 14, 2018

      Enjoy your adventure Rachel. Love Pepe.

      £130.00

    • Extra Babysitting

      Extra Babysitting

      Jun 9, 2018

      £12.00

    • Uncle Gordon

      Uncle Gordon

      May 28, 2018

      Good Luck!

      £20.00

    • CAR BOOT SALE!!

      CAR BOOT SALE!!

      May 28, 2018

      Another good effort in the Chelmsford Bank Holiday sunshine....

      £212.75

    • James Sladden

      James Sladden

      May 7, 2018

      £30.00

    • Mount Snowdon conquered!!!!

      Mount Snowdon conquered!!!!

      Apr 23, 2018

      CLIMBED MOUNT SNOWDON at the weekend - well done Rachel - 1085m conquered to help raise some more sponsorship, including £50 from Stock Book Club for the special summit photo!!

      £365.00

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