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Lydia Griffin

Please support my volunteering venture to Borneo to help critically endangered species and their ecosystems! Every donation helps, thank you so much!

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DUCK (Durham Students' Union)

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​​​​​Hi there, I'm Lydia, a Durham Uni student with a passion for the environment!

I'm hoping to travel to Malaysian Borneo this summer to work with conservation charities who deal with the harsh consequences of two of the most devastating environmental issues affecting the modern world: Ocean Plastic and Deforestation. 

I will be volunteering for 4 weeks doing beach cleans, turtle night patrols and coral restoration, as well as working in an animal rehabilitation centre, caring for orangutans and other wildlife, maintaining the centre and helping to construct new enclosures for the rescued animals. 

Obviously it's a large sum of money to raise so anything you can contribute would really make a difference! (Also please select gift aid, as an extra 25% of your donation will be donated by the government)

Please help me have the summer of a lifetime whilst working for a cause I'm incredibly passionate about! 

For more details see the charity websites below:

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DUCK Borneo Expedition 2019

For one month next summer, a team of around a dozen Durham students will be going to Borneo to volunteer with two impactful conservation projects: We will work for Fuze Ecoteer on the Perhentian Islands with their Sea Turtle project – working to promote healthy marine ecosystems, and in particular help improve the health of the sea turtle population, through beach clean-ups, wildlife surveys, night patrols, and local information campaigns. Next, we will be going to the Matang Wildlife Centre in the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, where we will be working for 3 weeks for Project Orangutan, to provide extra labour at the animal rescue and rehabilitation centre. The centre works to rehabilitate animals, especially orangutans, sun bears and small primates, most of which have been confiscated from poachers. At the Matang Wildlife Centre, our team will be doing construction, building enrichments, doing maintenance, and assist with the husbandry-related daily tasks of cleaning, and feeding. In addition to the month of work, our team will donate £1000 per team member, split evenly between the projects, to provide a lasting impact beyond our month of work.

Event date

08-July-2019 00:00  - 
09-August-2019 23:59

Event type

Overseas challenge

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What a wonderful opportunity. It will be such an adventure - enjoy!! X X👍💞
Donation by Steve & Gail
on 18-04-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Jacqueline Theaker
on 04-04-2019
£23.75 gift aid
Just a little more to help you on your way!! Xxxx
Donation by Mamma ❤
on 30-03-2019
£50.00 gift aid
Brill work Lydia, great cause.
Donation by JP
on 25-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by peter sales
on 25-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Be good, be brave, be brilliant
Donation by Ra-Ra
on 25-03-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Happy Birthday poppet. Hope this helps towards your goal. Lots of love Dad and Bb xxx
Donation by Dad and Bb
on 26-02-2019
£50.00 gift aid
Good Luck!! 💕
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-02-2019
£87.50 gift aid
Happy Birthday xxxx
Donation by The steelies
on 18-02-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Have an amazing time and remember to send a postcard xx 😘
Donation by Sarah Hughes
on 07-02-2019

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,005.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,005.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,480.00

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