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Great Borneo Trek - Helping Those Less Fortunate

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Francesca Casale

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." Helping those less fortunate and giving back, is a way to do it right

Raising money for
The Springboard Charity

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Originally born and bred in South Africa, I have grown up seeing on a daily basis how many people were (and still are) in desperate need of help. I remember at the age of 6 asking my parents why would some one need to beg on the side of the road, and despite my parents explaining to me in the gentlest way possible, I burst into tears.

From that time onwards, it has made me passionate and determined to help those less fortunate and in South Africa, there are so many opportunities to help! I was part of the Interact team in High School, became Vice President for Rotaract in my early 20's, donated blood, and helped wherever I could.

Since moving to the UK, I tried to continue my passion to volunteer, and have found it tricky due to all the hoops one needs to jump through, which has saddened me deeply. 

When I saw this opportunity through my work at Royal Lancaster London, I jumped at it! I feel blessed that I get to help at least 70 people in desperate need of help through fund raising for Spring Board, but I also get to help build schools! 

The epic trip includes a hike to Mt Kinabalu, trek through the rain forest to build schools for the locals, and a 9km canoe journey!

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Springboard presents TREK '19: Borneo

In March 2019, 40 intrepid explorers from the UK hospitality industry will venture to one of the poorest countries in the world to help build a vital school in an isolated village, and raise money for some of the most disadvantaged people in the UK.

They'll climb mountains, canoe ancient rivers and trek through rainforests - testing their mental and physical endurance in order to make a difference to the lives of people in Borneo and back in the UK.

The TREK is organised by The Springboard Charity. For more information, click here

Event date

24-March-2019 00:00  - 
05-April-2019 23:59

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Good luck Francesca! This is a fantastic cause, well done to you. Looking forward to hearing all about it!
Donation by Silvia Scrimieri
on 25-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-03-2019
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what a wonderful opportunity for a wonderful person
Donation by Robert Knock
on 22-03-2019
£7.50 gift aid
I love Borneo so wish you every success and you are undertaking some amazing trips!
Donation by Jacquie Freer
on 18-03-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Wishing you all the best :) x
Donation by Hetal Dassani
on 15-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Don't circulate my emails!
Donation by Grumpy Will
on 15-03-2019
£7.50 gift aid
All the best!!!!
Donation by Saw Than
on 11-03-2019
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This donation is from fundraising activities
Donation by Anonymous
on 08-03-2019
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Donation by Vladimir Buteica
on 07-03-2019
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Donation by Anonymous
on 06-03-2019
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Donation summary

Online Donations: £4,022.48
Offline Donations: £900.00
Total Raised: £4,922.48
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £5,335.09

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