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Reported by on 30th January 2019

Cambodia – a beautiful country with a brutal past

Cambodia – a beautiful country with a brutal past

Cambodia is a country steeped in history, that can be traced back to at least the 5th millennium (BCE), it draws tourists from all corners of the globe, wanting to immerse themselves in this ancient land - from visiting the “lost” temples in Siem Reap, to celebrating with locals at Bon Om Touk (annual water festival - a three-day event celebrating the reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap River signalling the end of the rainy season). However, one...

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Reported by Rachael on 25th January 2019

Callum has applied for grants with great success!

Callum has applied for grants with great success!

Callum has got off to a great start with his fundraising.  Getting involved with some local groups amongst his community is really benefitting him - take a read! When I first heard about the expedition I was super excited. I am always looking for my next challenge and I had just finished a hike in the brecon beacons with my explorer unit when I heard about this at school. I was also doing my duke of Edinburgh at the time...

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Reported by Rachael on 18th January 2019

Nearly £3000 in 5 months…including an 80s disco!

Nearly £3000 in 5 months…including an 80s disco!

Lauren has had a great time so far with her fundraising.  She has done so many things within 5 months that she will soon hit her target! We are loving the determination shown - take a read!  When I first heard about the expedition to Cambodia I automatically said no. The feeling of being away from home scared me aswell as all the different types of bugs out there! I was adamant I wasn’t going to go until I heard...

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Reported by on 17th January 2019

Tim’s Epic Fundraising Adventure

Tim’s Epic Fundraising Adventure

At Camps International we love a challenge and this year, Tim Hunt from our Australian Sales Team stepped up with an epic challenge. Tim and his friend Ben, decided to cycle 2,300km across New Zealand in order to raise money for our Camps Foundation.  They have succeeded in their amazing journey and we managed to catch up with Tim to find out how they got on.   Tell us a bit about the challenge you’ve just completed… We just cycled from...

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Reported by on 11th January 2019

The Bongkud kindergarten is complete!

The Bongkud kindergarten is complete!

To round of our biggest and most impactful year to date, we’re very proud to announce the completion of one of our largest scale projects in Borneo. On December 18th, the new Kindergarten in the village of Bongkud was finally finished and handed over to the local community in their opening ceremony. Bongkud has a relatively large community and suffers from overcrowding, a lack of public resources and relatively high poverty levels. The growing population means that the previous kindergarten...

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Everyone meet Jack and his mum Val – Smashing their fundraising – just the two of them.

Who has ever thought of giving up on their fundraising? How about that it seems like too much work? Does it seem like a mountain to climb?  Jack and his mum Val are proof that between the two of them and some hard work, they are able to work together to ensure that Jack is able to join the expedition to Uganda.... In February 2018 my mum and I attended the info evening for the Camps International school trip to...

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Reported by Rachael on 04th January 2019

3 friends and 100 Paddington Bears! What a way to fundraise!

3 friends and 100 Paddington Bears! What a way to fundraise!

Working as a group of 3 friends, these girls have managed to achieve some great successes with their fundraising! Sweets, jobs and even 100 Paddington bears are helping them achieve their goal!  When we first heard about the trip we were excited about the opportunity given to us, we were a bit nervious as we knew it will be a challenge, however we know that we needed to stay motivated and raise the money needed, in the most exciting way...

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