Chloe O'Driscoll's Trip to Borneo
21 July 2017
My name is Chloe O'Driscoll, I am 16 years old and the main thing I aspire to do in my future is to travel. I was given an amazing opportunity to go to Borneo for a month with my school Ernulf academy through a charity called Camps International. On my trip I will be taking part in building schemes in several deprived communities whilst living in them, projects in the rainforest while camping in the trees, and helping out at the Orangutan sanctuary. I am so excited to go and be involved in this scheme and meet some of the local people, but there is no way I could have done this without the help of donations from others, including Cambridge Precision. For the past year and a half I have had the challenge of raising £5,000 for my trip. A payment needed to be made monthly and there was always the worry that I wouldn't reach the target. However, that never happened because of all the raffles, game boards and other fundraising I was able to do with people, including the staff at Cambridge Precision, where my mum works. With the support of this company and its staff, I have been able to pay for my trip, equipment and spending money. Around March this year I was struggling to balance my school exams and fundraising, I was worried about paying for the last part of my trip, especially after coming so far with what I previously raised, I then received a generous donation from Cambridge Precision and I am extremely grateful for their contribution.
All the staff at Cambridge Precision and the company itself have been a big part of my journey and I can't thank them enough for all their supportive messages, their participation in my fundraising activities and the incredibly helpful donations.
I leave on Saturday 22nd July. I will be sure to let you know all about my adventures when I get back