Jack sent us this story in the middle of January, so we are sure that his fundraising has continued from strength to strength!!  He even got his first company to sponsor him 5 days after Camps International did their presentation!

When I first heard that my school would be partnering with Camps International to go to Kenya I thought this would change my life. I did have to ask myself if I was prepared to complete my GCSE’s and Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award whilst fundraising, but I realised that if I didn’t take this opportunity I would never get it again.

A few of my friends are going as well, which is very exciting as we can help each other to continue fundraising and it will also make great memories that will last a lifetime.

To raise my first amount, I sent letters to different companies (with my mum’s help!) with a proposal offering them an advertisement opportunity at a cost of £250 by the inclusion of their logo on to my plain white t-shirts, which would be worn at all my fundraising events and during my time in Kenya. I also sold the opportunity of offering to supply them with photographs and videos of my time there whilst undertaking projects adding my journey to my social media platforms using hashtags, which would produce an opportunity for their own charitable PR, creating positive connotations.derbyshire-times-both

Luckily a company supplied me with their contact at the Derbyshire Times who offered to follow my journey for the next 18 months, and photographs were taken on Friday 21st December at my first sponsor’s business premises, with the article being published on the web on January 5th and in black and white on 8th January.derbyshire-times-me

So Camps came to my school on Wednesday 5th December to give the talk, and by w/c 10th December we had one company signed up, closely followed by the company my mum works for and their logos were added to a t-shirt ready for the photoshoot on the 21st.

Week commencing 4th January brought some more AMAZING news -five more companies signed up – one paying £500!

By Thursday 10th January 2019, I have raised £2,000!!

I have also got a date set for my Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in May along with a car wash. I’m excited for the expedition and looking forward to physically seeing the people I’ll be helping when I’m in Kenya, I think that this will make me realise how big of an impact I’m actually making to their lives. I’m extremely optimistic for the coming months as I’m almost half way to my goal with 18 months left. I have been very lucky with securing 7 companies already and I couldn’t be happier.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in May will include climbing Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent. Hopefully I can raise around £400 which will be matched by my dad’s employer. I have also got a car wash planned at one of my sponsor’s business that I’ll do with my friends in the summer.

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