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Weʼre raising £2,000 to support a life-changing four-week expedition to Peru, where I'll be volunteering to help improve the local communities and environment.

Colca District, Huancayo, Peru
18 days to go

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Recently, Camps International, an incredible charity organization dedicated to helping developing communities around the world, came to my school seeking volunteers for a life-changing expedition to Peru, where we would be helping three communities over four weeks, in activities such as school building and well creation, culminating in an epic trek up one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. Once there, we would be embarking on a mission to improve three elements of the country: communities, wildlife and the environment. Therefore, I signed up to begin my journey towards making the world a better place.

The trip will be in Summer 2019, which means I have a twenty-month challenge ahead of me to fundraise the cost of the expedition and resources to improve the communities. With your help, we can add to the 35,000 lives that Camps International have already helped, providing better sanitation and education to communities along with more opportunities for better healthcare and employment. You will also be helping ensure food and water security, environmental protection for an area that is devastated by greedy illegal loggers and essential wildlife conservation.

But why Peru? Peru is a country where 78% of the indigenous children live in poverty. A third of all rural children there suffer from chronic malnutrition. This forces many to resort to child labour, just to support their families. The sad reality is that it doesn’t take much to break the cycle of poverty and despair. One company, one school, one child like me could be the difference between a life of suffering and a life of happiness. That’s why I want to go, to be that difference.

Over the next twenty months, I’ll be fundraising in a variety of ways, such as film nights at school, car boot sales and sponsored events, both individual and with friends from Poole Grammar. Along the way, I’ll be updating this page with these events and photos, so you travel along with me on my journey. If you feel you’re able to support me, that would be amazing. Together we can be the crucial difference.

Isn’t that what life’s all about?

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  • Oliver Danks10 months ago
    Oliver Danks

    Oliver Danks

    10 months ago

    Well done Ollie - 25 miles sponsored cycle ride done!

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  • Oliver Danks10 months ago
    Oliver Danks

    Oliver Danks

    10 months ago

    We’re over half way on the 25 mile bike ride!

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  • Oliver Danks10 months ago
    Oliver Danks

    Oliver Danks

    10 months ago

    I’m about to go on my bike ride! Thanks for all of your amazing support so far!

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Page last updated on: 2/4/2018 6:19 PM

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23

  • Gus Miller

    Gus Miller

    Feb 4, 2018

    £20.00

  • Catherine Scard

    Catherine Scard

    Nov 25, 2017

    Good luck Ollie x

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 22, 2017

    Good Luck Ollie, have a brilliant cycle ride!x

    £20.00

  • Shirley Ewart

    Shirley Ewart

    Nov 16, 2017

    What a fab experience you will have and good luck with your bike ride from alan and ryan as well x

    £20.00

  • Brenda Grove

    Brenda Grove

    Nov 16, 2017

    Well done Ollie what a brilliant thing to do.Good luck on your bike rideBrenda & Jim Grove

    £10.00

  • Suzy Moyse-Bartlett

    Suzy Moyse-Bartlett

    Nov 15, 2017

    Well done! Love Suzy, Steve and Croyde xx

    £30.00

  • Andy & the Hallett gang!

    Andy & the Hallett gang!

    Nov 9, 2017

    OllieIt's sounds like a great thing that you are doing and an amazing experience...best of luck with the fund raising!

    £30.00

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Oliver Danks

Oliver Danks

Colca District, Huancayo, Peru

14 year old GCSE student from Dorset

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