And so a week has passed since the Camps Giving Day on 29th May and we have all had a chance to catch our breath (some more than others!) and i thought it would be good to summarise what was accomplished and raised on this day. So here's a break down of each of our locations and what they got up to....
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The Camp Borneo team are currently snowed under with several large International School groups as well as some gappers so are somewhat busy and unable to focus fully on a day of giving. However it doesnt mean they have forgotten about it and have made some plans for when things quieten down a bit. here's what they're planning/pledging....
1) Camp Borneo “Camps Kitchen Recipe” Book. The idea is to collect and compile signature dishes from all of our Camp locations, created and cooked by our staff
Some of you, well i hope most of you, will remember the tales of vomit, farts and pooh that accompanied the Camp 2 Camp Challenge event I put myself through last year (and raised over $5k for the Foundation) and so on this #CampsGivingDay I reckoned it would be a good day to announce the next half-baked nutty idea. If you dont remember last year check out my blog post here....
Please feel free to pop over to Camps International HQ, Unit 10 Kingfisher Park this coming Thursday 29th May to show your support of our 100% Giving Day. Our aim is to fundraise as much money as possible for The Camps Foundation, teamed with our staff across the globe! #campsgivingday
Every year on our birthday (29th May) we have started what we have called the Camps 100% Giving Day. We felt that with all the fundraising various volunteers have undertaken towards our projects over the years, the very least we could do was to give one day a year where everyone in the company committed to some form of fundraising or challenge.
As we all know, poaching remains to be a huge problem in Africa and it is believed that about 30,000 African elephants are killed every year for their ivory tusks. According to the Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya has a population of 38,000 elephants and 1,039 rhinos and over the last three months Kenya has already lost 51 Elephants and one rhino.
This summer has been a scorcher for fundraising success stories. Many thanks for everyone who sent theirs into us at Camps International HQ. Below is a selection of students who have completed a variety of big and small events...
Suzannah did a sponsored 25-mile bike ride, this is her story:
"The main fundraiser I have done, along side working and writing to companies was a sponsored 25-mile bike ride.
STATEMENT BY CABINET SECRETARY EAC AFFAIRS,
COMMERCE AND TOURISM, MRS. PHYLLIS KANDIE
Following the attack on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday 21/09/2013, leading to loss of lives and injuries, I wish to update as follows;
The tourism sector joins other Kenyans in condoling the bereaved families including those of foreigners who have lost their lives during the Westgate attacks.
There is a proverb that says better late than ever, so here I would like to share a special recce to the Galapagos, with Amy Force, a great colleague that came to Ecuador for the first time ever, long time ago with Damian our Director, to find all the great camps in the country.
Now, this was her chance to finally see the Galapagos, a unique amazing place in the world. I always say I could live there with all the wildlife as a neighbor and the torquoise water of the ocean but of course dreams cost nothing.