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 up to‰!

When Camps International first came into school to tell us about Tanzania 2016, I knew initially that I wanted to be a part of it as I’ve always loved the idea of helping people, a main reason why when I am older I want to be a doctor. I knew Tanzania would be a once in a lifetime opportunity and I really didn’t want to miss out (so a lot of persuading to my parents was needed)! I still have a long way to go to fundraise the total amount but I am hoping to do more car washes and car boots and hopefully host a quiz night at my local working men’s club.

So far I have been busy organising a number of events; this weekend a coffee morning and car boot sale! A wonderful lady called Lorraine contacted me, she is a work colleague of one of my neighbours who I doggy-sit regularly for money (towards my fund), she thought that the work that Camps International do is amazing and wanted to help me get to Tanzania in 2016. We organised a coffee morning at her house, selling fresh coffee and a home-cooked scone for £2.50. We also had a raffle, with wine kindly donated by Tesco and Morrisons, and other prizes donated by family friends. We sold caramel shortbread and shortbread biscuits that I had baked, and also a “Guess the weight of the cake”. Even though there was only 12-16 people, it was a fantastic turn out, raising an amazing £177.40!

Then on Sunday, we did a carboot in Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium, selling things that range from clothes to guitars, keyboards to camera tripods and even my homemade soaps and earrings which you can see on sale and me in the process of making them. We paid for 2 cars, which were maxed out with things to sell and we sold almost everything we took, raising a phenomenal £162.

Bringing our total for the weekend to £339.40!

It was a huge effort on everyone’s behalf that helped but it just goes to show how simple fundraising ideas can make the most money.

After starting my fundraising 8 months ago, I have raised a huge £1731 from car washes, tutoring, hand-crafted sparkly wine glasses and this coffee morning and carboot! Roll on more car-boot sales!


Awesome effort, well deserved winner, look our for your head torch in the post!


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,

Lauren :)