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Weʼre raising £4,350 to do volunteer work with deprived communities in Peru for a month: helping build classrooms, dig toilets & irrigate crops to combat hunger.

Wem, Shrewsbury, UK

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Hi, I’m Sam, a 16 yr old schoolgirl about to do my GCSEs. My Dad died in January 2018 and we raised more than £2000 for charity to fund earlier detection of cancer. My next big challenge is to help others directly. I want to spend a month in Peru in 2019 doing voluntary work with and for poor and hungry people living in remote villages. I will do things like make bricks to build classrooms, dig irrigation channels to support farming, plant trees and construct toilets to improve sanitation.

As well as helping others, it would be a life changing experience for me, developing my independence, confidence and giving me something really big to look forwards to. I’m hoping you will help me raise the money needed to cover my flights and transport, food and lodgings, basic kit, insurance, materials used and for the experienced support staff of Camps International who lead the work placements and look after the student volunteers.

As well as this page, I’ll be adding in money I raise through sponsored walks, a 24 hour fast and the earnings from summer work and a Saturday job once I’ve finished my GCSEs.

I’ll keep adding updates about how the fundraising journey is going. Thank you for your interest and support, every single pound will help - letting me make positive steps forwards towards helping others.

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  • Sam Marcroft4 months ago
    Sam Marcroft

    Sam Marcroft

    4 months ago

    Hello all, Just an update on my fundrasing; I have now raised a total of £357. Thank you so much for your contribution towards this! I have had donations from 10 people and earned an additional £107 through painting, jobs and cake sales; the next being on the first week back at school. I still have £3993 left to raise but a year to do it in. Thank you again for your support! All the best, Sam Marcroft X

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  • Karen Marcroft

    Karen Marcroft

    Jul 30, 2018

    More good earning done Sam: you earned the £50 through hard work. Also thanks to Kev his £21 share donation from the car boot sale!


  • Karen Marcroft

    Karen Marcroft

    Jul 15, 2018

    Well done on earning cash through the car boot sale, more painting, cleaning, cooking, kindling collection and weeding Sam!


  • Alison Godber

    Alison Godber

    Jul 15, 2018

    Sounds amazing hope you have a wonderful time . Can you add me on Instagram please. Would love to see some photos of your new dogs


  • Karen Marcroft

    Karen Marcroft

    Jun 14, 2018

    Thanks for the donation in exchange for the baby leeks Nigel Bahrani!


  • Karen Marcroft

    Karen Marcroft

    Jun 12, 2018

    Your earnings Sam. Well done.


  • Karen Marcroft

    Karen Marcroft

    May 8, 2018

    More earnings, well done Sam!


  • Jackie Pace

    Jackie Pace

    May 1, 2018

    Good luck Sam


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Sam Marcroft

Sam Marcroft

Wem, Shrewsbury, UK

I’m positive and I like to be active: I volunteered at Sleapy cat rescue weekly for a year+, I enjoy netball & badminton and I love drama; acting at Shropshire Youth Theatre. Things have been tough lately but after my GCSEs I would look forwards to helping people in Peru.

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