Weʼve raised £310 to Enable me to go on a Wildlife Conservation project to Sumatra to help re-plant the rainforest and help the orangutans who are in danger.
- Oakham, United Kingdom
- International volunteering
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- Funded on Thursday, 5th January 2017
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I am trying to raise funds to go on a Wildlife Conservation Programme with 'Venture Force' to Sumatra in Indonesia in October 2017.
I am going to help one of the World's leading conservation charities (Pan Eco) who are aiding orangutans that cannot be returned to the wild because of injury or illness. This project will provide me with the opportunity to take part in various field work activities in the rainforest such as; jungle treks (night and day), visit to the SOCP Veterinary Unit, indigenous cultural activities, jungle river trip to a remote research station and much more.
Pan Eco are developing an orangutan 'Haven' deep in rural Sumatra for rescued orangutans and we will be visiting the haven to undertake field work and research to support the preservation of the orangutans and the environment essential to their survival.
We have learnt that the rainforest in this area has been massively demolished to make way for palm tree plantations for the production of palm oil which is widely used globally in hundreds of products that most of us use or consume on a daily basis. We will also be undertaking a re-planting project deep in the rainforest as part of our programme.
The trip will provide me with a unique, challenging 'hands on' experience combining both expedition leadership and management skills. We will be encouraged to lead the 'day to day running' of the expedition ourselves with the assistance of knowledgeable locals who are briefed only to guide us in our decision making processes.
Completion of the expedition is a recognised achievement that can be recorded on my CV and is respected by future employers as much as, if not more so than The Duke of Edinburgh Award (which I am also starting this year).
I would really appreciate any support that you might be able to give in order to help me raise the funds needed for this extremely worthwhile expedition.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sophie Hone started crowdfunding
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Nov 18, 2016
Best of luck Sophie! Love Chris, Steph and Jessica
Sep 23, 2016
Enjoy this Sophie, it will be an amazing experience xx
Love Emma & Friends xxxx
Sep 8, 2016
Keep it up, Sophie! Wishing this trip had been available for our year! You will have a fantastic time! We all decided this might give your fundraising pot a boost so hope this helps! Go for it!
Gran & Grandad xxxx
Sep 8, 2016
All our love and the best of luck Sophie with a wonderful and worthwhile challenge for the orangutans and the World! Love you lots,
Sep 8, 2016
What an incredible thing you are doing Sophie. I'm so proud of you (& a little jealous to be honest!) All the best of luck & please let me know if you want any help fundraising, as I'd love to help. x
Mummy & Daddy xxxx
Sep 8, 2016
Go for it Soph! You have done so much already - we are very proud of you! Still a long way to go but plenty of time! Here's to some fundraising fun! Super proud of you and love you always,
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Oakham, United Kingdom
I am planning on raising funds by doing the following:- - A sponsored walk round Rutland Water (13m) - Selling items on EBay - Car Boot sales - Cake Sales - Car Washing - Dog Walking - Bag Packing at the local supermarket I have already raised £450 over the Summer.
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