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Reported by Megan on 21st April 2017

Fundraising Friday Star – Olly!

Fundraising Friday Star – Olly!

WOW! Check out Olly, he has done brilliantly - have a read and be inspired. Well done Olly, you really are a star, not long till you are on that plane! When I first heard about the expedition to Borneo I was buzzing about going! I couldn't wait to go home and bombard my parents with this amazing opportunity. The money was just a number to me and as far as I was concerned I had to raise the money for...

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Reported by Megan on 31st March 2017

Fundraising Friday Stars – Esewi and Daniel!

Fundraising Friday Stars – Esewi and Daniel!

Hey guys! Check out this fab fundraising event organised by friends Esewi and Daniel! This is a great example of how determination and organisation can really pay off. Have a read folks... When our outdoors pursuit leader at our school gathered us in an assembly and told us about the expedition for the first time. We were amazed by how breathtaking the trip sounded. It seemed as a huge sum to raise, but we were determined. We ran a sweets...

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Reported by Megan on 24th March 2017

Fundraising Friday Star – Conor!

Fundraising Friday Star – Conor!

Check out Conor, he has raised LOADS! In just one event he raised over 2k! Have a read through Conor's fundraising journey and be inspired, take a leaf out of his book and get cracking! Well done Conor, fab job. When I first heard about the expedition I thought it looked like an amazing opportunity and I have always wanted to go to that part of the world where Cambodia is and when I saw the activities I would be...

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Reported by Megan on 10th March 2017

Fundraising Friday Deposit Stars!

Fundraising Friday Deposit Stars!

Hey guys, happy Friday! Here are some fab students that have got off to a fab start raising their deposits, short but sweet, here they are to give a brief overview of how they have kicked off their fundraising brilliantly! Have a read folks.... Rhianne - First of all my mum and I set up a gofundme page to make it easier for anyone who wants to donate. We then decided to arrange my first fundraising event. I decided to...

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Reported by Megan on 24th February 2017

Top Tips when planning a Fundraiser – A students view!

Top Tips when planning a Fundraiser – A students view!

Hey guys!  Here are some fantastic 'top tips' from one of our star Fundraisers from last summer, Alex! Alex has put together these super helpful tips that will definitely come in handy when planning your own fundraising event. Check them out... Don’t be scared to ask as many businesses in your local area as possible to help donate, even if there is more than 1 company the same…they don’t contact each other. If a business offers to give you a voucher to...

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Reported by Megan on 03rd February 2017

Fundraising Friday Star – Ben!

Fundraising Friday Star – Ben!

Happy Friday! Check out this weeks Fundraising Star, Ben! Ben is working super hard on his fundraising, his journey has not long begun but he is off to the most fantastic start. Well done Ben, you are an inspiration! Have a read folks... My name is Benjamin Jordan and I am 14 years old… When I first heard about the expedition I was thrilled to be offered to go on this once in a lifetime opportunity to help the community...

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Reported by Megan on 19th January 2017

Fundraising Journey – Amber!

Fundraising Journey – Amber!

This weeks fundraising Friday star is Amber! Here she is to share her journey with you, including some helpful hints and tips and what she has learnt on her fundraising journey so far. Take a look and be inspired, well done Amber!  So far on my fundraising journey, I am so proud of myself for the amount of money I have raised and what I have achieved. It has been quite stressful however it is totally worth it for the...

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Reported by Megan on 12th January 2017

How to organise a fundraiser

How to organise a fundraiser

Organising a successful fundraiser can be a big task, especially if you haven’t done it before. You'll need to plan every detail of your event, build a team to help make it happen, figure out your finances and plan your advertising. However, if you take the time to work through each of these steps beforehand, and bring on good help, you'll find that organising a fundraiser isn’t that difficult! Though each fundraiser will be different, you can use the following steps as...

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Reported by Megan on 16th December 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Joseph!

Wow! Check out this weeks fundraising friday star Joseph! He is doing so well, and so inspirational! Have a read guys..... When I first heard about the expedition I felt as though it would be an amazing experience and it will give me a chance to get out and see the world whilst I can without it affecting work or school life. It would give me a good sense of independence just before I go off to university and it...

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Camps Foundation: Project Update – the Camps Effect in full swing

At Camps International we believe in doing things differently. Not content with just being a company, we’re a social enterprise - focused specifically on changing lives across 3 continents for the better. Not content with just being a social enterprise, we’re a social enterprise with a charity, one that focuses on enhancing the work our volunteers do and ensuring between charity and social enterprise that every project we start, we finish. This summer was our biggest ever, with over 1700...

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Reported by Megan on 02nd December 2016

Fundraising Journey – John!

Fundraising Journey – John!

This weeks fundraising Friday star is John! Here he is with some helpful hints and tips and what he has learnt on his fundraising journey so far. Take a look and be inspired, wahooooooo! Go John! Hi, My name is John and I am planning to go on the Cambodia trekking trip in 2017. When I first became aware of this opportunity I wanted to go on it straight away but was aware that it was a lot of money....

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Reported by Megan on 25th November 2016

How to fundraise from groups and trusts

You may be at the beginning, middle or nearing the end of your fundraising journey but you might have yet to realise that there is such a vast number of people other than friends, family and neighbours that you might not have thought of to contact for donations or sponsorship. Who to approach for donations? Do you have a local Rotary, Women’s Institute or Round Table group? These are organisations who work together to help the community, raise money for good...

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Reported by Megan on 18th November 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Izzy!

Fundraising Friday Star – Izzy!

Oh my goodness! Izzy is doing so brilliantly we just HAD to share her story with you this week. This is a perfect example of where determination can get you, Izzy used her initiative and it's seriously paid off! She is almost at her total and still going, have a read and be inspired. Well done!  When I first heard about the expedition I thought that it was an absolutely amazing opportunity. I have always wanted to do something like...

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Reported by Megan on 09th November 2016

My journey to Cambodia

My journey to Cambodia

I want to share with you some of my experiences from my recent journey to Cambodia … what a journey it was.. Even a week seemed daunting, this was something I had never done before. A new place, new people, a new challenge. I grabbed it with both hands and went in head first, I still think now that’s the best way. I was so excited yet extremely nervous, but these were good nerves. The thought of a new adventure...

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Reported by Megan on 04th November 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Ryan!

Happy Friday all! This weeks fundraising Friday star is the wonderful Ryan! He is doing so well and has lots of inspirational ideas to share with you all, have a read folks! Prepare to be VERY impressed... Hi, my name is Ryan and I am fundraising for my trip to Tanzania in July 2017. I will be travelling with pupils from school. When I first heard about the expedition I felt excited and eager to start my journey. I can't...

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Reported by Megan on 28th October 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Orla!

Fundraising Friday Star – Orla!

Here is another fantastic Fundraising Friday Star! Orla! What a great example of hard work pays off! If you are feeling de-motived and not sure you can make it, have a read through this and you’ll soon realise you totally can! All you need is positivity and determination, you’ll be on that plane in no time! Enjoy! When I first heard about the expedition I thought it sounded like a once in a lifetime experience and wanted to know more. I...

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Reported by Megan on 21st October 2016

A parents perspective…

A parents perspective…

We often hear from students and teachers what it’s like to travel with us. We also hear from parents concerned about their child disappearing off to other continents around the world, worried what the experience will be like. We’d like to share with you the parent view from Michelle, whose daughter travelled with us this past summer. This is their story told in her words. Sending my daughter away to Ecuador in South America for 4 weeks at the age of 16...

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Reported by Megan on 14th October 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Jazmine!

Fundraising Friday Star – Jazmine!

Jazmine's turn this week! It just goes to show a few ideas can go a long way! With help from others and using her initiative, Jazmine is already onto her final balance payment for 2017! Gathering donations from friends and family and showing you don't always have to hold a HUGE fundraiser, lots of small ideas and events can add up quickly too! Spare a few minutes and read about Jazmine's journey so far.... My name is Jazmine and I have...

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Reported by Megan on 07th October 2016

Ways to save money

Ways to save money

If you need a little bit of motivation when saving your pennies for expedition, have a read through the hints and tips below and you will be a brilliant saver before you know it!  Set a goal for yourself. Saving your money is a lot easier if you have a particular amount in mind. Which you have, the total cost of your expedition. Get a piggy bank or other means of storage. Choose a specific place to put it, a...

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Reported by Megan on 23rd September 2016

Project Work on Expedition

Project Work on Expedition

When you are out on expedition you will be taking part in project work in the camps and communities you visit - this can be a really useful tool to use when you are explaining to others what your expedition is going to involve and how you will be making a difference. The simplest way of explaining it is in terms of the type of project that you will be getting involved in: Community: our community projects can range from...

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Reported by Megan on 09th September 2016

How is fundraising important for your future?

We know we are asking a lot of everyone who travels with us to raise thousands of £s to go on expedition and we do not take this fundraising task lightly. It can be fun, rewarding and exciting plus scary, frustrating and challenging. As well as getting the chance to go on a life-changing expedition to some of the most stunning countries in Africa, Asia and South America - your fundraising will also help you to develop skills that will help you...

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Reported by Megan on 02nd September 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Martina!

Fundraising Friday Star – Martina!

Wow! Martina is this weeks Fundraising Friday Star and goodness me she has done superb! A truly fantastic example of hard work and determination, with a few minor set backs Martina has proved that anything is possible if you put your mind to it! Have a read and be impressed! Over to you Martina... It’s all started when Tommy came to our school to tell us a bit about the expedition to Cambodia in 2017 (Hi Tommy!). I was fascinated. I’ve always...

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Reported by Megan on 26th August 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Penny!

Fundraising Friday Star – Penny!

This weeks fundraising Friday star really is fantastic! Penny has managed to raise EVERYTHING in her first year of fundraising! She is even determined to keep up the fundraising to help others. What a true inspiration, we are super proud of you Penny! Have a read through - you will definitely be impressed!  When I first heard about the expedition I was super excited about the idea of the trip but overwhelmed by the idea of raising £4000!!! I am...

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Reported by Megan on 19th August 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – James!

Fundraising Friday Star – James!

James has done such a marvellous job so far! Packed full of handy tips and lovely motivation, take a look at James's fundraising journey to date! It just goes to show determination and perserverance goes a long way! Well done James, you are a true inspiration!  Check it out folks.... I first heard about the Borneo expedition when talking to my PE teacher about the experience. He said that it was “a life changing experience” that I would be “crazy...

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Reported by Megan on 12th August 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Lydia!

Fundraising Friday Star – Lydia!

Here is another fantastic Fundraising Friday Star Lydia! Lydia is doing extremely well and constantly finding ways of raising more funds towards her expedition..If you are feeling de-motived and not sure you can make it, have a read through this and you’ll soon realise you totally can! All you need is positivity and determination, you’ll be on that plane in no time! Enjoy! My name is Lydia. I'm 15 and go to school in West Yorkshire. I was really excited about...

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Reported by Megan on 05th August 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Finley!

Fundraising Friday Star – Finley!

Hey Guys! Check out this weeks Fundraising Friday Star! Finley is doing extremely well with his fundraising! He has had lots of help from family and even created a super cool banner. Finley has got his friends involved and even a few transformers! Cool!! Ill stop giving it all away now! Have a read folks... go Finley!  When I first heard about the expedition I was very intrigued and I thought it would be a great experience and a great opportunity...

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Reported by Megan on 02nd August 2016

Sponsored walk!

Sponsored walk!

Hey! Recently I completed my 10 mile sponsored walk, phew! I am super proud of myself and didn’t know I could even walk that far! Set yourself a challenge - if you know you can walk or cycle a certain distance without breaking a sweat, double it! Triple it! You need to make sure people think ‘blimey’ when you tell them what you’re planning to do. It’s pretty simple once you think about it, all you need is a sponsorship platform. This...

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Reported by Megan on 29th July 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Millie!

Fundraising Friday Star – Millie!

Wow! Millie is super excited about her trip to Borneo in 2017! Here is what she has been up to, check it out! Full of fun including cakes, babysitting and feeding cats! (what a great combo by the way) A nice mixture of little events and a big event thrown in for good measure is always a winner, Millie proved it! Be inspired folks.... I first heard about the amazing trip to Borneo in June last year and immediately wanted...

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Reported by Megan on 22nd July 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Olly!

Fundraising Friday Star – Olly!

Oh my goodness! Check out Olly! He knows how useful it is to have a regular fundraising event and bring a steady flow of money in...He's climbing a mountain! How awesome?! A sponsored event is ALWAYS a winner! That reminds me, check out our Facebook page, I have a sponsored event planned for next week myself!! Anyway, back to Olly, he is super organised and has figured out his way of attacking his fundraising targets and making it fit in with...

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My fundraising journey: Tamzin Hollands

My fundraising journey: Tamzin Hollands

“When we were told in assembly about going to Cambodia I couldn’t say no. I had already heard amazing reviews of other camps around the world from other students that have been before. Telling mum, I thought she would say no but I was wrong, she told me we better start saving and fundraising. Knowing how hard it is to get money these days, I knew how much effort and time it would take, so I got started straight away!” THE DEPOSIT: The deposit...

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Reported by on 21st July 2016

Top 10 “Deposit” Fundraising Ideas

Top 10 “Deposit” Fundraising Ideas

Here's 10 fun and easy ways to fundraise for your deposit: 1. Carboot Sale 2. Become a helper – Car washing, cleaning, ironing, shopping, dog walking, window cleaning, gardening, decorating, babysitting, gift wrapping, cooking… 3. Host a Quiz Night 4. Ebay Sale 5. Host a Fundraising Party – Birthdays, Valentines, Burns Night, Chinese New Year, Easter Sunday, Australia Day, Pancake Day, St.Patricks, International Womens Day, April Fools, Halloween, Guy Fawkes, Christmas, New Year… 6. Mobile Phone/Laptop Recycling 7. 24 Hour Challenge (Sports, silence, stay...

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Reported by Megan on 15th July 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Riley!

Fundraising Friday Star – Riley!

Riley has got off to a fantastic start! She put a plan in place and worked out how much she needed to raise and how she would do it! This may work for lots of you, planning big events every few months has worked out extremely well for Riley and she is already chipping away speedily at her final balance for NEXT may! You are a superstar Riley! Have a read folks.... I just wanted to let everyone know about...

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Reported by Megan on 08th July 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – India!

Fundraising Friday Star – India!

Yahoo! Go India! India is off to Tanzania next year and her fundraising journey has got off to a GREAT start! India has managed to get herself a job and fundraise at the same time, what a fantastic effort! Lots of cake and lots of fun with the help of her family and friends, India is well on her way to raising all that she needs and more! I loved reading India's journey so far and I am sure you will too. .......

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The Camps Effect 2016

The Camps Effect 2016

So far our projects have benefitted over 35,000 of the poorest people, supporting them towards a brighter future. We’re also helping to protect some of the most important wildlife habitats on Earth. With your help, we can achieve even more this year. In our updated report about the direct impact our charitable foundation is having we could not be more excited to share with you a few of the highlights. The Camps Foundation commits to a ‘100% Giving’ guarantee, meaning...

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Reported by Megan on 01st July 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Ollie!

Fundraising Friday Star – Ollie!

Mmmmmmm everyone loves waffles right?! This weeks fundraising Friday star is the wonderful Ollie! He is just about to embark on his expedition and has worked so hard! Ollie found something simple and turned it into a huge fundraising success. Congratulations! Ollie leaves for Peru today, have a fantastic time! All that hard work has really paid off.... Have a read folks! When Camps International came into our school and introduced us to the idea of going to Peru I...

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Reported by Megan on 24th June 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Jessica!

Fundraising Friday Star – Jessica!

Jessica's turn this week! It just goes to show a few ideas can go a long way! With help from others and using her own creative arts and crafts skills, Jessica is already on her final balance payment for 2017! Gathering donations from friends and family and finding new homes for them is another little money spinner! You don't always have to hold a HUGE fundraiser, lots of small ideas and events can add up quickly too! Spare a few minutes...

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Reported by Megan on 21st June 2016

Why is fundraising so important?

Why is fundraising so important?

One of the most important questions a person can ask about pretty much anything is ‘why’…it also happens to be almost ALWAYS the first question people ask in connection to fundraising  “Why should I sponsor you?” Knowing how to answer this question well is your golden ticket to successful fundraising- You might know the reason you’re planning to get up at the crack of dawn to serve tea and biscuits but unless they know, you’re never going to get the...

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Reported by Megan on 17th June 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Lottie!

Fundraising Friday Star – Lottie!

Lottie is well into her fundraising journey and full of wonderful ideas! Well done Lottie for getting off to such a great start, its always a little bit daunting at first but finding the best and most useful resources around you will get you going easy! With all of her plans for the future she will be a fundraising pro by the time she gets on that plane to Ecuador! Great job Lottie!! My name is Lottie and I am...

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Reported by Megan on 10th June 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Alice!

Fundraising Friday Star – Alice!

WOW! Check out Alice - she had the idea of a big fundraiser and she did it! £2,000 raised in just one night! If this doesn't spur you on I don't know what will! Fab work from Alice and such a great inspiration! It just goes to show if you incorporate lots of little ideas into a big event its a huge success! Well done! :) Have a read folks!  I decided to do a camel racing night as my...

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Reported by Rachael May on 01st June 2016

An experience to remember, and ongoing fundraising !

An experience to remember, and ongoing fundraising !

I was so pleased to hear from Drew after she had completed her expedition to Peru in the summer of 2015.  Through my conversations with Drew I was pleased to learn that her experience in Peru with us had impacted her in such a positive way.  Not only did she fundraise to get herself on her expedition, but when she returned she was determined to raise some extras for The Camps Foundation - our charity that provides continuous and ongoing support...

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Reported by Megan on 27th May 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Louise!

Fundraising Friday Star – Louise!

Here is another fantastic Fundraising Friday Star! Louise! What a great example of hard work pays off! If you are feeling de-motived and not sure you can make it, have a read through this and you'll soon realise you totally can! All you need is positivity and determination, you'll be on that plane in no time! Enjoy! Hi I’m Louise and I’m going to Cambodia with Camps International in summer 2017.  For me, when I first heard about this amazing experience...

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Reported by Megan on 20th May 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Charlotte!

Fundraising Friday Star – Charlotte!

If you are struggling for ideas or motivation, check out Charlottes fundraising journey so far. What a great example of using your initiative and when a fantastic plan comes together! All it takes is a little bit of thinking outside the box sometimes, you might surprise yourself...Well done Charlotte!  When I first heard about the expedition I thought what a wonderful opportunity this would be to help people who are less fortunate than the people here in Britain but also...

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Reported by Megan on 13th May 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Harry!

Fundraising Friday Star – Harry!

This weeks fundraising friday star is the wonderful Harry! He's held a big event which has proved so successful everyone wants him to plan another! Homemade pudding and all sorts! What a great start to a fundraising journey, have a read folks! Go Harry!  I'm Harry, I am going on expedition in 2017 to Ecuador with Camps International. I have just completed an event for my fundraising which managed to raise £405 which I have put towards my expedition. The event was...

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Reported by Megan on 06th May 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Euan!

Fundraising Friday Star – Euan!

Wow- check out Euan! He has done so much, all in the space of six months! For those of you who may be slightly losing faith, feeling demotivated or just love reading these brilliant stories from fellow students...have a read through and be inspired!  When I first heard about the expedition to Ecuador, I felt extremely excited and really wanted to go! We went to the parents presentation at my school and my parents agreed that I should go.I spoke to some...

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Reported by Megan on 29th April 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Charlie!

Fundraising Friday Star – Charlie!

Ladies and Gentlemen! Feast your eyes on the wonderful star of the week, Charlie! If you ever feel like you are trying your hardest and not getting anywhere, this is exactly what you need to read! Charlie is already super far ahead and waaaaaaaay over target, she has already started paying off her final balance for NEXT year. What an inspiration! And the prime example of being able to do it, if you set your mind to it! Enjoy peeps.....

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Reported by Megan on 22nd April 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Matthew!

Fundraising Friday Star – Matthew!

We love this weeks entry! (as always) Matthew has worked SO hard to raise all this money, and so soon! Perfect example of 'smashing it'!! Well done Matthew, great effort! Read on for a a fantastic end to the week.... When I first heard about the expedition I felt/thought that this experience would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. It would give me many opportunities that would allow me to progress in the future. After being told about some...

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Reported by Megan on 15th April 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Imogen!

Fundraising Friday Star – Imogen!

WOW! - this young lady, what a superstar! Imogen used her fantastic artistic skills to not only fundraise, but put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces too! SO thoughtful and so productive, go Imogen! Such an inspiration! When I first heard about the expedition I felt like it was a great opportunity to experience a different way of life, help those less fortunate than us, learn unique life experiences and create unforgettable memories along the way. But...

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Reported by Megan on 06th April 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Chandler!

Fundraising Friday Star – Chandler!

Woah for a second there I thought I was reading a film script. Its got it all, bribery (the good kind, in the form of tea), classic Robin Hood archery and of course, the main character, Chandler. Initiative, organisation (love a good spread sheet) and alliteration (Souper Sunday, amazing) We have been inundated with entries recently, I’m sure by now Chandler has raised a huge amount more but we couldn’t forget him! Nice one Chandler! Inspired by a school assembly...

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Reported by Megan on 01st April 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Beki!

Fundraising Friday Star – Beki!

Happy Friday!  Here is todays Fundraising Friday Star, Beki! We have been inundated with entries recently, I'm sure by now Beki has raised a huge amount more but we couldn't forget her! Have a read through and let Beki's fantastic achievements inspire you!  Hello! My name’s Beki and I’m traveling to Peru this summer! When Camps International first came to my school I was really interested! My parents were not so convinced due to how much it cost. However, my...

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Reported by Megan on 24th March 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Henry!

Fundraising Friday Star – Henry!

If you are stuck for ideas, this is well worth a read! One of our students has worked extremely hard and pushed himself to the limits to raise money for his expedition! He has almost hit target too - Go Henry!! Hi my name is Henry and I'm going on the Peru trip this summer 2016- I'm really excited as I've never done anything like it before and can’t wait to experience being in such a different but equally wonderful...

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Reported by Rachael May on 18th March 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Alix

Fundraising Friday Star – Alix

Talk about initiative this week!  One of our students has managed to get her fundraising of to a cracking start – raising £100 in her first week!! This story was sent to me by our staff member in Ireland who was so impressed he wanted her featured immediately…we then managed to get the story from the student directly – check it out! My name is Alix, and I am a 16 year old student at School in Northern Ireland. In November...

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Reported by Rachael May on 11th March 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Alex

Fundraising Friday Star – Alex

Alex's turn this week, and although he doesn't have many photos of him doing his fundraising, he is working hard and doing those activites which everyone thinks of as "normal" - it just goes to show that it works!  Well done Alex - what else have you got planned?..... Hey everyone!! Firstly, when I found out that I would have a chance to go to Africa, I was absolutely ecstatic: I almost screamed in my assembly. My sister went on...

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Reported by Rachael May on 04th March 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Beth

Fundraising Friday Star – Beth

Beth is heading on her expedition this summer - and she is literally within touching distance of her goal, with more fundraising events planned to help her get there.  She has been doing whatever she can to fundraise, with her goal to get to Peru steadfastly in her mind! Over to Beth... My name is Beth and I am so excited to go to Peru in the summer! As soon as I heard about the trip I really wanted to...

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Reported by Rachael May on 26th February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Annise

Fundraising Friday Star – Annise

Some serious skills happening this week, combined with an entrepreneur's outlook and we have some super fundraising....I'm just going to pass you straight over to Annise! I wanted to tell you about my fundraising story so that hopefully others will see it and either be inspired to do some of the things I've done or just be extra motivated to do more to help close the gap between what they already have and need to get! In summer this year,...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – EMMA !!

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – EMMA !!

This ones got it all- advice, ideas, and best of all passion! Emma is clearly a forward thinker which is vital when it comes to fundraising and her attitude is amazing "if it's not so successful it doesn't matter i'll just move onto something else" LOVE this mindset! Hi fellow fundraisers! I am Emma and I am going to Cambodia in Summer 2017 with my school. I only signed up to the expedition in October and I have managed to raise £279.66 so...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – NATASHA !!

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – NATASHA !!

  I want to do a skydive more than anything! It looks so fun! Slightly jealous of Natasha but what a great way to fundraise‰! This week‰'s entry is to remind everyone to play to your strengths and to demonstrate that fundraising does not have to be boring!! Hi, my name is Natasha Jordan and I can‰'t wait to go to Borneo with Camps International next summer.  From the first moment I was told about the trip I wanted to...

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Reported by Rachael May on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Naomi!

Naomi makes it sound so easy and has raised the total cost of the expedition- which isn‰'t due until next year! A winning combination of working and fundraising seems to be the way forward, and sounds like Noami‰'s mum may have super powers. Great team effort guys! £4000 raised in 362 days, yolo! When my mum transferred the deposit for my Borneo 2016 trip on October 16th 2014 we knew that the entire trip would have to be fully funded...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – JENNY !!

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – JENNY !!

This week‰'s star has got it sussed when it comes to getting the word out. Not only has she created her own website but she has also managed to have a piece written about her fundraising journey in her local newspaper- nice one! She‰'s also apparently a star in the making, gaining sponsorship by singing and selling cd‰'s, can you send us one into Camps please?! When I first found out about the Borneo trip I was so exited- then...

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Reported by Rachael May on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Harriet!

Fundraising Friday Star – Harriet!

So Lauren is off exploring our Camps in Cambodia this week, and the rest of the Operations Team are exploring our Camps around the world...so keep an eye out for when they return :) Great for me thoush because I really enjoyed this week‰'s entry because her positivity was practically bouncing off the page. If any of you are losing the will with fundraising, this is a great read and I really think that the fact she has been so...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – CAITLIN !!

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – CAITLIN !!

You‰'ve heard the saying about the glass right? You know, is it half full or half empty? Mine, for starters, is not a glass but a mug (containing coffee, obviously) and as for whether it‰'s half full or empty, well‰ my general outlook on life largely reflects the contents of my stomach, if I‰'m hungry the glass is definitely half empty! Caitlin, however, clearly has more important things to worry about and clearly has a lot on her plate other...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – ELLEESSE!!

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – ELLEESSE!!

The best thing about my job is that I get to chat to you lot about how you‰'re getting on- some of you are used to me ringing you up for a good old chinwag and others I haven‰'t spoken to much (give us a call, I‰'d love to chat!) My favourite thing is when you get in contact with me out of the blue with something really positive. This week‰'s fundraising Friday Star wasn‰'t even an entry initially, I...

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Reported by Rachael May on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Tara!!

Fundraising Friday Star – Tara!!

Me again today - though credit must go to our Fundraising Guru Lauren for talking to Tara and getting this story....over to them! At 5‰"2 tall (and a half, I hasten to add) I can safely say I do not belong on the cat walk. Not to mention the fact I would almost definitely fall over and that the last time I attempted to walk in heels I somehow managed to get my shoe wedged in a drain - don‰'t...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – DEANNA!!

Hi guys, I hope everyone has had a fabulous week! Please allow me to introduce myself to those of you I have yet to chat to‰! My name is Lauren and I am a new member of the fundraising team so I will be supporting/annoying you along your fundraising journey :)  I went to Kenya with Camps when I was 15 so it‰'s an absolute pleasure to be able to say I am now a member of staff 9 years...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – TIA!!

Happy Friday fundraisers! This weeks star is an entrepreneur in the making- home made scones, soaps and earrings is there anything she can‰'t make?? My favorite fundraisers are those who find something they like so much that they continue with it even after they‰'ve raised the money for Camps - bit of extra pocket money anyone? Tia‰'s soaps and earrings look so great, i‰'d love it if she continued to make them‰! Read on to find out what Tia‰'s been...

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Reported by Lindsay on 23rd February 2016

From Borneo to Bracelets – Dima’s Story

Hey Dima, thanks for chatting with me, I'd love to know how your trip with Camps International has shaped your life?   My volunteering experience has really made a positive impact on my life in general. Starting with the coolest place on earth, Borneo, Malaysia. I could have never imagined that I would find myself in Malaysia at such a young age, it wasn't scary at all but it was rather extraordinary! I was beginning to realise that the time...

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You can take the boy out of Africa but you can’t take Africa out of the boy!

  As a young boy I was very fortunate to have grown up in East Africa during the 70s and 80s surrounded by its beauty, culture, wildlife , proud and friendly people but at the same time I was hugely aware of the hardship and poverty the majority of its population endured on a daily basis. Back then schools really were not very focussed nor comitted to putting back into communities and affected wildlife so I never really had the...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Camps 100% Giving Day

Camps 100% Giving Day

Hello everybody! Every year on our birthday (29th May) we have started what we have called the Camps 100% Giving Day.  We felt that with all the fundraising various volunteers have undertaken towards our projects over the years, the very least we could do was to give one day a year where everyone in the company committed to some form of fundraising or challenge.  And in line with the Foundation's tag line of "Giving 100%" (all our donation money goes...

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Reported by SophieCI on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Joel Beardmore

Fundraising Friday Star – Joel Beardmore

Merry Friday to all and to all a good weekend! I'm feeling rather jolly today as you can probably tell, but it may just be all the coffee... I've been on the phones a lot this week chatting to you lovely lot! Mostly about your payments, if you do have any concerns about fundraising or if you aren't sure if you have a payment outstanding give us a ring and ask! We won't bite, we promise! Plus we love chatting...

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Reported by SophieCI on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Naomi Hooper!

Fundraising Friday Star – Naomi Hooper!

Hey guys! Amazing Friday is here! Finally! Woooooooo!!!!  A new voice for you this week -------------> Hazza!!! (that's me!) :) I've been working for Camps for about 3 years now, since my expedition to Borneo with my school back in 2011. Basically I have now joined the fundraising team to help our volunteers raise all their cash through fundraising alone - just as I did!! I was unsure as to how to raise the money to begin with as were...

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Reported by SophieCI on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Chris Beeks

Fundraising Friday Star – Chris Beeks

Just another manic Friday! I know the song is meant to be Monday, but oh well, I‰'m the master of my own destiny and I will rewrite songs if I want to!... You can tell it has been a long week can‰'t you? Please excuse me being slightly mad, but I guess it is no different to how everyone around the office sees me day in and day out! Moving swiftly on, our Fundraising Friday Star today is a rather...

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Reported by SophieCI on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Jade Walker

Fundraising Friday Star – Jade Walker

We have been super busy bees in the office this week as 2015 departures are getting closer and closer! And plans are getting put in place for those of you travelling in 2016 and we are still processing some of your applications. This particular Fundraising Friday Star has almost become my email pen pal! We have regular catch-ups and pretty much talk about anything. Without further ado, meet our Fundraising Friday Star, Jade. This time last year, I had only...

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Reported by SophieCI on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Alice Rodgers

Fundraising Friday Star – Alice Rodgers

I‰Ûªve been feeling rather ‰off‰ this week, no other way to describe it really! Not quite unwell, but I wasn‰'t really fully functioning! However, today I am most definitely feeling better and I‰'m back to my old, rather annoying, self. It may have something to do with sleeping through yesterday, but it might also be because I received this amazing Fundraising story and I was inspired! Meet this week‰'s star, Alice, and read her story! Hello!! I'm Alice Rodgers (the...

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Reported by Rachael May on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Joe

Fundraising Friday Star – Joe

My turn again this week to tell you all about our Fundraising Friday Star as Sophie is not in the office today! That Friday Feeling is definately going around in this office and we all love the fact that Joe has worked really hard to keep his fundraising going-with some great successes too!  Joe has done a few different activities and even one massive event with a friend...but let me hand over to Joe so he can tell you about...

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Reported by Rachael May on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Benji

Fundraising Friday Star – Benji

Happy Halloween!! Sophie is exploring our Borneo Camps this week so you have me again...its Rachael!  So even though it is halloween and there are probably loads of you having parties and big evening events, Benji has a great story that just goes to show that the little events, persistance and a bit of hard work are just as effective as the larger fundraising events!  Most of you are enjoying your half term at the moment, so I will let...

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Reported by SophieCI on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Amy

Fundraising Friday Star – Amy

You know when you have those weeks when you cannot wait for the weekend? This is definitely one of those for me, but only because I am taking some of your lovely teachers on a recce to Borneo on Saturday! SO EXCITING! I am rather sad that I won‰'t be able to chat to you guys next week, but it means next time you call I can help give you a better idea of what to expect on expedition!!! Anyway,...

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Reported by Rachael May on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Chelsea

Even though our Fundraising Guru Sophie is off sunning herself somewhere for a well deserved break, she still managed to send me strict instructions for today...that's right...it's Friday, so it is time to feature our next star! Chelsea isn't going on her expedition with her school until next summer, but she has already finished all of her fundraising.  Not only has she completed this in 10 months, but she is continuing to fundraise so she can take some donations to...

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Reported by SophieCI on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star- Chloe

Fundraising Friday Star- Chloe

It‰Ûªs been another busy week, and it‰Ûªs Friday, which means my brain has stopped working! Luckily, I didn‰Ûªt even have to think twice about this weeks star! Chloe is a recognized blogger, which is great considering my brain is having a nap. If you guys could give me a call in the office and catch me up with your fundraising to distract me, that would be great! For now I‰Ûªll leave it up to Chloe to tell us a bit...

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Reported by SophieCI on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Leah

Fundraising Friday Star – Leah

After a long weekend thanks to that cheeky bank holiday Monday, I was rather apprehensive about how large my inbox was going to be on Tuesday. Luckily, I got a message that soon put a big smile on my face, a lovely email from a girl named Leah wanting to be our Fundraising Friday Star! Well just call me the fairy godmother because I have granted her wish, and this week Leah is our star due to her success through...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Camps 100% Giving Day – 29th May 2014

At Camps we are very proud of the various projects we undertake around the globe at our various camps - whether it be environment, community or wildlife focused, we know that these projects really make a difference and they are the life blood of our orgnanisation and ethos.  As a company, we underwrite these projects on a daily basis, 365 days a year, ensuring they are not only supported financially but, perhaps more importantly, supported physically beyond completion, ensuring the...

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Reported by Damian on 23rd February 2016

29th November Camps International Challenge Day

Sponsoring challenges is something that we are used to in Britain, and possible Dubai.  However, over here in Latin America they have pretty much never heard of the idea and I think it is much the same in the other territories.  We can do the challenges, but we need to raise the money for it back in Blighty. 29th November is the date.  Andrea, our Projects Leader and Camp Manager of Camp Kuri Kuchu, and Edu, our Camps Leader and...

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Reported by Rory on 23rd February 2016

Announcing the Asia Challenge for 2014

Announcing the Asia Challenge for 2014

Some of you, well i hope most of you, will remember the tales of vomit, farts and pooh that accompanied the Camp 2 Camp Challenge event I put myself through last year (and raised over $5k for the Foundation) and so on this #CampsGivingDay I reckoned it would be a good day to announce the next half-baked nutty idea.  If you dont remember last year check out my blog post here.... And so to this year.  The Latin America team...

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