Friday, 8 March 2013

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Visit my eBay page!

In an attempt to raise money I am selling some of my clothes and CDs on ebay, click here to have a look! http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/jen.thorpe


Welcome to my page

My name is Jennifer Thorpe I am an A-level student from peterborough studying at Arthur Mellows Village College 
I created this page to report fundraising campains that I will be taking part in as part of my world challenge fundraising scheme.
 
In 2014 my friends and I will be going to thailand for 2 weeks to help with community work and schools in rural villages across thailand. It will be an incredible experience for me and I hope I can make a real impact to the lives of the people that I will be visiting. I have a link to my just giving page if anyone would be kind enough to make a donation, I would really appreciate it :)
The trip in total will cost around £1800 including flights, accommodation, food and resources to help in community projects
I must add however that World Challenge is not a registered charity and the money I am hoping to raise is going toward the cost of going over there to volunteer. However is still a brilliant cause, for both myself and local Thai communities to experience eachothers cultures and particularly to help teach english to young children in schools and orphanages.
 
The itinery for the trip is listed below and if anyone reading this would like any further information on this please visit the world challenge website:
 
 
Thailand 2014: Itinery
Acclimatisation in ThailandFrom Bangkok, teams can head to the Kaeng Krachan or Khao Yai National Parks, where huge waterfalls part the dense jungle. These parks are home to a huge variety of wildlife including monkeys, wild elephants and even big cats. Alternatively teams might base themselves in Kanchanaburi, and head out to explore the spectacular Erawan Falls and the dark past of the Hellfire Pass.
Main trekking phase
The team will head for the lush jungle in the northern highlands for their main trekking phase. Possible trekking areas include the Um Phang region near Mae Sot, and the lush hills to the north-west of Chiang Rai. Most of the trekking itineraries could include an elephant ride and spending nights in remote hill-tribe villages. There are also treks through the jungle surrounding Chiang Dao, to the north of Chiang Mai.
Teams will explore the country on foot, by waterway and sometimes even by elephant! In some itineraries it may be possible to do some white-water rafting, although such options would incur an additional cost.
Project work on the Thailand expeditionThere are many opportunities for different sorts of project work around Thailand, from living and working with remote hill-tribe villages in the far north, where previous teams have assisted with the construction of community buildings, to renovation work and English teaching in orphanages near the border town of Sangkhlaburi.