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£180raised of £2,000 target by 4 supporters

    Weʼve raised £180 to fund an expedition to carry out voluntary work at the Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa.

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    Funded on Sunday, 31st December 2017

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    I am raising funds to enable me to travel to South Africa where I will carry out voluntary work at the Shamwari Game Reserve. This annual expedition sends a group of volunteers from Kesgrave Sixth Form to assist the game reserve in conserving a vanishing way of life. Shamwari Game Reserve is situated in the Eastern Cape,, an area that was historically rich in wildlife. Many species were eradicated by means of hunting or indiscriminate farming practices. During the past twenty five years the game reserve has worked to increase the population of wild animal species and species extinct to the region were reintroduced. They also work to improve the lives communities living in and around the reserve through education and work opportunities.

    I am passionate about voluntary work both with animal conservation and with local communities.. After taking my A Levels I intend to begin training for a career in zoology and this experience will be invaluable in helping me achieve my goal.

    This year I helped raise money and designed community projects for the local charity 4YP (For Young People). For the second year running, I will also be singing in a charity concert to raise money for local charity, Fresh Start - new beginnings.

    Amongst other fund raising activities, this month I will be swimming a mile to raise money for the expedition and am looking for people/companies to sponsor me. All donations would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks!

    Becky

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    • Rebecca Wheatley5 months ago
      Rebecca Wheatley

      Rebecca Wheatley

      5 months ago

      I did it! I swam the mile without stopping in under 45 minutes! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated, I have currently raised £223.69. It has given me a really good head start to my fundraising!

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    • Rebecca Wheatley5 months ago
      Rebecca Wheatley

      Rebecca Wheatley

      5 months ago

      Thursday is the big day! The full mile with no stopping (64 lengths) at Felixstowe Leisure Centre. Thank you to everyone who has already donated, any donations are appreciated - every little helps!

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    • Rebecca Wheatley5 months ago
      Rebecca Wheatley

      Rebecca Wheatley

      5 months ago

      Thursday is the big day. The full mile with no stopping (64 lengths) at Felixstowe Leisure Centre. I'm feeling nervous but determined to do it! Thank you so much to those that have already donated. I will update you how I get on afterwards. Just keep swimming!!

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    • Carole Schlarb

      Carole Schlarb

      Sep 29, 2017

      Well done on your swimming event and best of luck raising the funds for your amazing voluntary work!

      £5.00

    • Mark and Deborah

      Mark and Deborah

      Sep 28, 2017

      Just keep swimming.......Just keep swimming. ;-)

      £25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 3, 2017

      Every faith in you Becky that you'll complete this fundraising challenge and make such a difference to all those animals on the reserve. Go chase that dream ~ you'll do brilliantly! Xxxx

      £50.00

    • Michael Barfoot

      Michael Barfoot

      Sep 2, 2017

      Have a great time my lovely xx

      £100.00

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