Fundraising for Borneo Expedition

by | 19 April 2024 | Children's Group, Notice, Retford

With only four months left until he embarks on his trip of a lifetime, 17-year-old Cameron Duffy is still planning a range of activities to raise the £4,580 for his Camps International expedition to Malaysian Borneo. As one of 60 students from Queen Elizabth’s High School (QEHS), there is a lot of competition for donations – so it is important to come up with interesting and eye-catching ideas.

For Mother’s Day and Easter, he made beautiful spring bulb planters using old crockery sets, which proved to be very popular due to how unique they are. Orders are still being taken for these.
And on 12th to 14th April, he will be walking the Chesterfield Canal. There is still time for you to donate towards this activity.

All donations, such as the incredibly generous £250 from the Rotary Club of Retford, will go towards helping Cameron raise the money needed to travel to Borneo and to work on a variety of projects.

These projects are designed to make a significant and lasting impact on the region’s most critical issues.

Projects typically focus on:

  • Village improvement works to improve the facilities of the rapidly growing community of Bongkud.
  • Habitat conservation involving activities to help safeguard this wildlife paradise for future generations by helping to tackle deforestation.
  • Ecotourism and recycling initiatives.

Of the trip, Cameron said: “This expedition is extremely important to me because I feel that I will develop many important life skills such as becoming more independent, working with a team to improve the lives of others and helping to secure the environment for future generations. I would be extremely grateful for any and all contributions you can make towards my fundraising.”

To order a planter or donate to the walk, email