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 full of wonderful photos and unbelievable tales of other young people undertaking journeys of a lifetime, as well as helping small, rural disadvantaged communities in Peru I set upon a mission to convince my parents that I could fundraise over £4000! Not an easy task!!!

Several cups of tea later (bribery can sometimes work) I was signing up for the expedition.

So far I have raised in excess of £1200 in under three months! Here’s a few of the fundraising activities and ideas that I have employed.  I got a job, using my computer skills to help a wannabe silver surfer. Only 2 hours a week but it showed my parents I was serious and it was a good step on my fundraising journey. I emailed lots of friends and relatives with easyfundraising information and to date I have raised over £60 – all from just friends shopping online!

Serving soup

I am a long serving member of Bracken Archery club. So I decided to begin raising funds there. I made pens in the style of archery arrows and they sold very quickly. As the winter archery season dawned and Black Friday came and went, I had the idea for “Souper Sunday.” Every Sunday throughout December I have made hot soup, using fresh ingredients and baked crusty rolls. I served them to the hungry archers after shooting. This has raised over £100 so far.



Christmas was coming up fast so I decided to try my hand at selling a range of goods. These included: lovable “Peruvian puppies and Paddington bears” made from face cloths; personalised Christmas decorations and a whole heap of my old toys (mostly Playmobil). I also purchased some excess jewellery stock from a friend who runs a business and sold it on for a profit. I attended 4 Christmas fairs – with varying degrees of success… My first attempt I lost £5, the next we made £80 and in the last two we made over £300.
Peru pup

I am currently marketing myself as a household cleaner and gardener and was quite busy in the run up to Christmas – I hope the rush will continue as Spring nears. I am about to embark on a massive Lego sorting exercise and will try and sell this on eBay.

making soup

I keep a spreadsheet of my progress, my mum adores looking at the percentage raised as it slowly trickles upward. Peru is beckoning…

Yahoo! Well done Chandler!


As ever, PLEASE send us your fundraising experiences, it makes us smile when we get to read your stories! When picking a Fundraising Friday Star please tell us 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 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.

See ya next Friday!

Meg 😀