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Sophie Bleau

Sophie Bleau's Guyana Volunteering Funds

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Project Trust. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p]On 13th October, two of my friends, Charlotte and Zoe shaved my head in the school hall to raise money for this project. The teachers and pupils from my school have donated so generously.  [/p][p]Last year, a friend of mine was fundraising for a volunteering organisation called Project Trust. The organisation, set up in 1967, has been sending young volunteers freshly picked from the education system to help educate young people elsewhere in the world, who have perhaps a less privileged education. The idea appealed to me immediately. [/p][p]With a passionate interest in academia, my secondary school experience has been one I will always cherish. It is very much an experience I would like to pass on to other young people. Personally, I love Science, Maths and Linguistics, and thus hope to involve myself in and/or teach these subjects to the same excellent standard that I was taught. [/p][p]When presented with the different projects available to us, I instantly picked Guyana. As an English speaking country, it would be easier and more beneficial for me to teach at high levels than if I needed to learn a foreign language to teach in. However, the principal reasons for my attraction towards Guyana were the isolation from the luxuries (or hindrances, depending on your point of view) of the privileged Western world, the right community formed by the absence of these luxuries, and all the adventures available in such a remote area. [/p][p]That said, Guyana is a tough project in particular, because its respect for women is minimal, its suicide rate is the highest in the world and the attitude to education in many parts of Guyana was far from positive before Project Trust. The thing about Project Trust is that it is making such a difference not only to education, but also to quality of life. The challenge of this project motivates me enormously, and I will do whatever I can to get to Guyana. [/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

30 Jun 2018

Charity

Project Trust

Project Trust

Supporters

03-Feb-2018

Nick Bell and family

Thanks for giving your time, energy and commitment to this amazing project.

£50.00

27-Jan-2018

John MacFadyen

What a great and courageous plan Sophie.

£50.00

27-Nov-2017

Edinburgh Trams

Well done Sophie. Keep up the great work and be sure to send us a poncho selfie from Guyana.

£200.00

27-Nov-2017

PB

Well done, Sophie

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

21-Nov-2017

Anonymous

All the best with this project. Linda and Paul Watson

£15.00

18-Nov-2017

Suzanne and company

Admirable project! Dad (Jean Bleau) wants to contribute 100 and we (Pierre and I) an add'l 50. Best of success! Suzanne xxx

£150.00

18-Nov-2017

Rachel and Elliot

Good luck lovely girl, can’t wait to hear the stories xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

02-Nov-2017

Karin

Good on you, Sophie, and good luck!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

23-Oct-2017

Elaine and the Campaniles

Suits you, Sophie! Best of luck with the fundraising.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

19-Oct-2017

Anonymous

Hair looks great!!! Good luck Nicola and Michael

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid