Our beloved son, Kit Mallinson, died tragically whilst on his gap year in Cambodia on 13th December 2016. Prior to travelling in Cambodia, Kit had spent 7 weeks as a volunteer with the charity Raleigh International in Borneo where he completed a 17 day jungle trek and then helped lay pipework to get clean water to the remote community of Kalampun. We spoke to Kit when he was in the jungle and he was having the most incredible time. The work was physically demanding but hugely rewarding and he was so positive, upbeat and happy. He made many new friends whilst on Raleigh and was described as ‘a beautiful human being who had an immeasurable positive effect on everyone he met’.
Kit was such a kind, thoughtful person and nothing would make him happier than to enable someone less fortunate to have this life changing experience. Any donations would be hugely appreciated to help raise the funds for others to follow in his footsteps hand work alongside remote local communities to help create positive change.
The target figure of £4250 was chosen as this is approximately the cost of one person volunteering and includes flights, vaccinations and equipment.
We are absolutely over the moon to have gone way beyond this initial target figure. We have met with Raleigh International and are so pleased to be able to report that this current figure will enable six youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds to join Raleigh expeditions in the near future. These young people will be selected for being community spirited characters with a desire to really make a positive contribution. Any further money raised will continue to allow more and more young people to be given this opportunity.
Any donations would be so kind and hugely appreciated.
With many thanks from us all
Guy, Boo, Jasper and Ben Mallinson on Kit’s behalf.