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Reported by on 15th September 2017

My 7 Day Fundraising Journey

My 7 Day Fundraising Journey

WEDNESDAY The objective was set – myself and four colleagues were challenged to see how much we could raise in just seven days! Most decided to do a sponsored event and set about climbing Mount Snowdon. Another decided to cycle 200 miles on a gym bike and get sponsorship that way. I, however, decided that I wanted to try something a little different and so went and visited my local village pub. I explained to Sarah, the landlady, that I...

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Reported by Megan on 05th September 2017

How to plan a successful fundraiser…

How to plan a successful fundraiser…

Now you are returning to school/college and getting back into routine after a long summer, there’s no excuse not to fundraise! Not sure how to fundraise or even where to begin? Have a read through the following tips to see how to get started and what to include. Fundraising events are a popular form of fundraising. The success of events depends on careful planning.  (Yes, you should have a written event plan for every event you hold!) To help you ensure...

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Reported by on 30th August 2017

How my gap year inspired my future

How my gap year inspired my future

How my gap year inspired my future Far more than just a break away from education, a gap year can actually be a springboard into your future and an opportunity to strengthen your skills and further explore your interests. We caught up with a couple of our past volunteers who told us how their gap year trip helped to inspire their futures.   Stanley took a gap year before starting his business course at university. He spent 6 weeks as...

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Camps International

Reported by on 22nd August 2017

A parents’ guide to gap year planning

A parents’ guide to gap year planning

Is your child planning a gap year? As a parent, it can be a daunting process supporting your child through this important year of their life and making sure they make the best use of their time to ensure this year is fulfilling, rewarding and a positive building block towards their future. There are lots of opportunities out there for young people, and you want to make sure your child gets the most out of it – but where to...

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Are you looking for the opportunity to do something truly amazing?

There has never been a better time to make a real difference to the lives of some of the poorest people in Africa, Asia and South America. You may be looking for the opportunity to escape for a few weeks, to learn more about you and how you fit into the wider world, to explore how your skills can help to transform lives and futures. Since we launched in 2002, over 22,000 volunteers have travelled with us – each one...

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Build your own path to success – make a trip with impact your first step

With the pressure of school and the big build up to results day, it can be easy to become very focused on one particular direction – achieving the ‘right’ grades, going to university, working towards a specific career. It’s really important to remember at this time that there is no single path to success. Life is a journey with many twists and turns and not always one set destination. Most people take a few different routes on their journey throughout...

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Reported by on 17th August 2017

Who doesn’t love an afternoon tea?

Who doesn’t love an afternoon tea?

This week is national afternoon tea week, and what better way to fundraise than tempt people with some yummy afternoon tea. Daisy our work experience volunteer has very kindly come up with some fantastic ideas on how to incorporate an afternoon tea into your fundraising plans. Over to you Daisy. We all love an afternoon tea so I thought it was only fitting to suggest some amazing afternoon tea inspired fundraising ideas, to help you all achieve your fundraising target....

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Top reasons why people who travel make the best employees

At Camps International we firmly believe that taking the time to travel and volunteer to help people less fortunate is a huge and important life experience. It can be easy to underestimate how valuable this experience is and all the benefits it brings to the individuals involved. We believe travellers make the best employees because: 1. They are prepared to step outside their comfort zone From the moment they start looking at destinations to travel to, that comfort zone is...

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