Happy Friday doesn‰’t even do today justice! It has been a long week and an enjoyable week but we are certainly glad it‰’s Happy Friday time.

This week‰’s Fundraising Friday Star is a chap called Lawrence and he is quite simply a legend.

Read on to hear about how he has got himself to Ecuador this Summer‰!



I’m going to Ecuador this summer and decided to share my fundraising story with you all. I have raised all of my money now purely by fundraising!

The first few months of fundraising consisted of family parties and coffee mornings, these were a great start, but they proved to be very time consuming. So I decided I needed a new plan.

I had recently started speaking to a guy at school who played guitar and was on the look out for a new singer so he could start busking and earning a bit of extra pocket money. I decided that I could maybe use the money for my fundraising so agreed to join him in Wakefield City Centre one morning to try it out. Before I knew it I had £80 in the guitar case and numerous people watching and taking contact details.

As time went on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AdamLawrenceDuo/timeline had started to grow and we began to get many pubs around Yorkshire agreeing to let us play. In the last 10 months I have played over 45 gigs around Yorkshire in pubs (not including busking) bringing in a combined total of over £2500 for my fundraising. 

I have also played at York Festival, and played on the pitch at half time for the last game of the season for Wakefield Wildcats in front of 8000 people!!

I realised that doing something I enjoy that also earns money is definitely the best way to fundraise! By doing all of these gigs to raise money a lot of the pubs want us back regularly, therefore when I return from Ecuador I will have a way to earn a bit of money for myself as well!

Here is a link to a video from York festival last week.





INCREDIBLE effort Lawrence!!! – Head torch is in the post for you!

As ever, PLEASE send us over your fundraising story, it makes us smile when we get to read your stories! What we look for when picking a Fundraising Friday Star is what you felt when you first heard about the expedition, a few paragraphs about what you have been up to so far for your fundraising, any future fundraising plans and some pictures of your fundraising! LOTS of pictures! (pleeeeeease) But the pictures do need to be of a high quality that can be uploaded online‰! no fuzzy mugshots! 😉

Please email all entries to fundraising@campsinternational.com, we 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.

Until next Friday,

Hazza :)