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Reported by Rachael on 31st August 2018

First fundraising event – only weeks after joining!

First fundraising event – only weeks after joining!

Amelia is proof that a little planning means that you can start fundraising almost as soon as you have decided to join an expedition! This is short and sweet but a key idea to kick off your fundraising! When I first heard about the trip my initial thought was that I had to take part. With the dream of becoming a conservationist I knew that taking this amazing opportunity was a no brainer, as a project linked to conservation on...

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Reported by Rachael on 24th August 2018

Charlie is car booting and climbing Snowdon with great success!

Charlie is car booting and climbing Snowdon with great success!

Charlie has been working hard to ensure he gets to go to Peru in the summer of 2019.  He has already battled Snowdon in bad weather but his perseverance will pay off! I felt really excited when I first heard about the trip, as I could fundraise the money, meaning it was a possibility for me to go. When I decided, through help from my family, that I was going to actually do it, the first part was quite daunting,...

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Reported by on 21st August 2018

Camp Borneo turns 10!

Camp Borneo turns 10!

From humble beginnings in an empty longhouse in Sabah, Camp Borneo has flourished over the last 10 years, creating positive impact for communities and wildlife all over the region and establishing a home for international volunteers to immerse themselves in Borneo’s unique culture. We caught up with Rory, our Asia Director and Mel, Camp Borneo Country Manager, to talk about this incredible journey. Describe the Camp Borneo operations and team when you started working there 10 years ago… how has...

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Medical volunteers provide life-changing eye treatment for patients in Kenya

Access to proper healthcare is often limited or non-existent for most people living in the rural parts of Kenya. Though the government is striving to improve some medical facilities, many people living in impoverished communities continue to suffer from diseases that could easily have been prevented. For the people of impoverished communities such as Msambweni, there is scarce opportunity to receive medical treatment, meaning that even minor ailments can become chronic and debilitating. For the past 7 years, Camps International...

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Reported by Rachael on 17th August 2018

Ellie has raised nearly £4000 and still has a year to go!

Ellie has raised nearly £4000 and still has a year to go!

Ellie thought she had a big task of fundraising ahead of her, but she is 8 months in and has raised nearly £4000, only a small amount left to raise and still 12 months to go! When I first heard about the trip I was very excited and keen to go, but then my friends decided they werent going, so I was very undecided. I spoke to my cousin who had done something very similar in Nepal 5 years ago,...

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Reported by on 15th August 2018

This results day, don’t forget what really counts

This results day, don’t forget what really counts

The hard work, the hours of revision, the long exams – it’s all finally behind you. It’s hard not to be nervous about receiving your final grades, but for those of you picking up your results this week, here’s a few things to remember. Whatever the outcome - whether you don’t do as well as you’d hoped or get better results than you anticipated – make sure you don’t lose sight of the things that matter. Your success doesn’t begin...

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Refreshments, selling logo space on a t-shirt and a Gin tasting evening

Refreshments, selling logo space on a t-shirt and even a Gin tasting evening - Alex has cast her fundraising net far and wide with a huge variety of fundraising ideas!  I was sceptical when I first heard about the expedition; not knowing what to expect, being away from home for a month and travelling to the unknown. However the more I researched into it, the more it became something I wanted to take part in. I questioned whether I was...

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How to earn £560 towards volunteering abroad as a Camps Changemaker Scholar

Have you always wanted to volunteer and make a difference overseas but haven’t known how to make it happen? Perhaps you’re considering your next steps after school or university and are looking for an opportunity to do something that’s both meaningful and exciting? Or maybe you want to gain some real-world experience in humanitarian or environmental work? Do you want to get stuck in to projects where you can directly see the impact you can make? If this sounds like...

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