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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- 8 months ago
Sam Marcroft8 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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Dec 1, 2018
Well done on raising this cash at the school fayre last night Sam and I think your home made dog treats are too delicious for the dogs!
Dec 1, 2018
My wages from part time work up to December 2018
Dec 1, 2018
Good luck with your fundraising Sam!Xx
Nov 2, 2018
Thanks for the good work Sam
Oct 9, 2018
Well done at the car boot sale Sam
Barbara and Steve
Sep 14, 2018
Good luck in your continuing effort to raise cash for such a good cause Sam. It will be such a worthwhile experience for you. Lots of love x
Sep 10, 2018
Good earning Sam! xx
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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.