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£2,365raised of £2,500 target by 93 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to buy 200 Cambodian kids a cycling helmet. Don't stop - we need to try & buy bikes so some very poor kids can get to school.

Location
Battambang, Battambang Province, Cambodia
Time left
29 days to go

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On 7th February 2017 I will be travelling to an extremely poor and rural part of Cambodia, near Battambang, in order to promote road safety in very simple, basic schools. I will be working with the friend of an ex-colleague who has helped set up a small charity 'Children’s Action for Development' (see link below) working to change little lives in this remote part of the world. By visiting five schools and spending 3 days in each, I’ll be able to reach 200 young children.

I’m self-funding the trip, which includes my air fare, accommodation, internal transportation, an interpreter to help me deliver in class – and providing a simple lunch for each kid on the course (as they normally don’t get one).

It’s costing a tad over £2k and I want to AT LEAST match that in fundraising. My aim is to leave every child I meet with a cycle helmet. With your help I can do that.

Just £5 will get us halfway to one helmet. Helmets are cheap at only $12 each but with an average daily wage of $4.67 (£3.59) a bike helmet becomes an impossible ‘luxury’.

Accident rates are truly horrific…and the kids in this area just don’t have cycle helmets so death and devastating injuries are common place. We all know, wearing a helmet correctly can result in 40% reduction to risk of death and 70% reduction to risk of severe injury. Please help me protect these vulnerable children by giving whatever you can.

To find out more about the charity visit: http://www.cadcambodia.org/

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  • Sandra Dodson

    Sandra Dodson

    17 days ago

    Sandra Dodson

    Fantastic! We've reached £2000. You're all amazing! Just a bit further to go! And if we can keep going I will be able to buy a bike for a child who currently can't get to school . Sx

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  • Sandra Dodson

    Sandra Dodson

    a month ago

    Sandra Dodson

    Hello all, A huge thank you to all of you that have so very kindly donated. The fund has now reached 70% of the target £2500, which I need to buy each and every little kid a cycle helmet. I know we'll do it - and some! Again, thank you so much for your generosity - please spread the word... Sx

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 10, 2016

    Good luck Sandra and enjoy every moment

  • John Crabtree

    John Crabtree

    Dec 9, 2016

    take lost of photos... I will so look forward to seeing the rewards of your kindness.... love to you and all the children......hugs to all xxxxxx

    £20.00

  • gary charlton

    gary charlton

    Dec 9, 2016

    Good luck Sandra! Mel, Gary & Ruth x

    £30.00

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Battambang, Battambang Province, Cambodia

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