South Africa Expedition 2018

£880 of £20,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 15 months

This gofundme page is set up to raise funds to enable a group of students from Ellen Tinkham School and College to take part in a once in a lifetime opportunity - the South Africa Expedition 2018.

Ellen Tinkham School and College is a local authority funded special school and post-16 provision near Exeter in Devon, with 160 pupils ranging from age 3‐19. All have either severe or profound learning difficulties, many also have physical, sensory or behavioural needs, and come from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

The trip will take place in the summer term of 2018, and will be a 2 week expedition in and around Durban; including conservation work, safari, hiking and a visit to a similar special needs school we have recently set up a link with. 

This expedition really will be like no other, and a once in a life time experience for our students - similar to what is regularly offered to their mainstream peers in college or university or planned by many young people off their own backs as they set off on gap year travels. However, for such a life changing expedition to happen a significant amount of planning and fundraising needs to take place beforehand. 

Due to the nature of the trip, and the high staffing ratio required to support our students, this will be an expensive undertaking! Along with their families/carers and staff from School, our young people will be given the responsibility to plan and run fundraising events to raise a large proportion of the funds needed. 

We are also appealing for support from the local community to help make this dream come true.

If you are interested in supporting our young people to go on an adventure of a lifetime, please donate!

 

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£880 of £20,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 15 months
Created November 13, 2016
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