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 his activities himself…..

My name is Joe Smith and I’m traveling to Borneo in July with Camps International. We found out about this amazing trip through our College.


My fundraising has been going really well so far. I have been working with my friend, Victoria Shaw who is also going to Borneo in July. Together we have hosted a hugely successful bag pack at Tesco Melton Mowbray and we raised over £600 for our “Borneo quiz night” this was an amazing evening where we had over 50 people supporting us. This was because of all the advertising we did; we even managed to get it on the local radio station every day and did a live talk on air, plus we successfully made it into the local newspaper.

I think the best fundraising that I did was over 2 days in May where I did a 50-mile kayak!!! Overall this took 14 hours of kayaking, but the quickest I managed to complete a mile was 14 minutes! This was a massive fundraising event where we raised over £1800. At the same time I was kayaking, Victoria was running some events in the local scout hut.  This included a tombola, hair braiding, refreshments a cake stall and guess the name of the Borneo monkey.  We are now planning to do a Borneo night together and Borneo bingo ‰we‰’d love to be fundraising Friday stars again!

I have also been doing car washing with 3 others who are travelling to Borneo with and lots more bag packing.

Great work from Joe and his friends! I love the thought of the kayak – though I am thinking of a leisurely paddle in the sun rather than 50 miles in two days! Well done Joe on all your Fundraising!!

Please email all entries to, I can‰’t wait to hear from you all! 😀 Remember, every Fundraising Friday Star will win a FREE HEAD TORCH! 

If you win, you will automatically be put into a draw to win an even bigger prize… every quarter we will choose one Fundraising Friday Star to win A FREE RUCKSACK, SLEEPING BAG LINER, TRAVEL TOWEL AND WATER BOTTLE!!! Which means less kit you’ll have to buy.