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latest news from Nepal post earthquake

latest news from Nepal post earthquake

  As promised, we are writing an update to our blog post  on 27th April            News is still very sketchy as you can imagine – but below is the latest we have and also details of how you can donate – – if you wish – thanks to all of you who have asked.   We have talked with our partners in Nepal and the suggested charities for donations have come from them –  they…

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volunteer Michael – triathlete and fundraiser

volunteer Michael – triathlete and fundraiser

In our previous newsletter, we wrote about Michael’s plans to celebrate his 50th year with a triathlon as a fundraising exercise for the Emmanuel project in Port Elizabeth. Well, it was certainly exercise ! Here is a photo of Michael (2nd from right) and four friends who completed the Alpe D’Huez Triathlon. The following report from Michael …        

child sponsorship – some excellent advice

child sponsorship – some excellent advice

We at people and places are often asked about individual child sponsorship – and we always discourage it. Here we reproduce an article by Marianne Elliot that speaks of the challenges, efficacy and  transparency of such sponsorship far more eloquently than we can! “In preparing this post I had several very useful conversations with people who I cannot thank by name here, because they were speaking to me in their personal capacity and not as representatives of the organistations they…

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“above & beyond” – volunteer Michael celebrates his 50th year in style!

“above & beyond” – volunteer Michael celebrates his 50th year in style!

On 24 July, Michael will celebrate his 50th year by taking part in one of the world’s toughest Triathlons – Alpe d’Huez. He and his colleague, Paul, will swim 2 miles, cycle 72 miles & finish with a half marathon! (Frankly, I’m exhausted, just thinking about it!) A couple of years ago, Michael and his wife Lynn volunteered in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. As a teacher, Michael worked with one of the cluster of primary schools in an education development project, while…

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Want to raise money to fund your volunteer trip?

Want to raise money to fund your volunteer trip?

Have just received this from traveltochange – come on volunteers – we know you have wonderful reasons for travel – $500 could be yours! Third challenge on how to travel2change How can you travel with a purpose? This is the question travel2change is asking individuals and nonprofits for the third challenge, which encourages participants to finish the sentence “I travel2…”. Travel2change’s goal is to connect travelers and locals in order to create trips that benefit communities around the world. Three winning…

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Dot talks about her volunteer time and why she is fundraising for Naxal Orphanage

Dot talks about her volunteer time and why she is fundraising for Naxal Orphanage

The beginning of my extraordinary experience started in 2007 when I booked a trekking holiday to Nepal. There was a small piece in the holiday brochure about volunteering, which I have always felt I would like to do, so I enquired and that was how I first met Kate and Sallie at people and places After many phone calls, emails and forms filled in they arranged for me to stay in Kathmandu after my trek and volunteer for a month at…

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Volunteers can now support Calabash trust whilst they shop!

Volunteers can now support Calabash trust whilst they shop!

Thanks to long time Calabash Trust supporter,  David Weatherley, for this – what a great initiative! Do you shop online with UK retailers?  If so, here’s a way to help Calabash Trust to raise money whenever you shop. By channelling your online purchasing through http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ , a percentage of your spend will be donated to us at NO ADDITONAL COST to you.  It’s very simple – just visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/calabashtrust/ to register and shop with over 2000 well known retailers like Amazon,…

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write a review – you may win money for your project !

write a review – you may win money for your project !

Calling all volunteers! you can win a donation for your project! This is a great idea – all you have to do is write a review of your volunteer experience … wherever and whenever it may have been! One of the many websites where we promote people and places is transitions abroad and our partners have a great idea to support your projects! They’re offering prizes of 100 USD for your stories – take a look here. Transitions Abroad isn’t…

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Naxal Volunteer Dot is fundraising

Naxal Volunteer Dot is fundraising

Dot Coupe has now volunteered at Naxal orphanage ( read more here) three times! As many previous Naxal volunteers know the premesis for the childrens home is very run down and is not owned by Naxal. They are working hard to raise funds to buy and build a new purpose built home for the children. A large tranche of land has already been purchased – now there is the small matter of the building! If you would like to support…

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