Erin's Borneo Birthday Plea

by Erin Hamilton in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 22nd July 2018 we successfully raised £355 with 15 supporters in 28 days

Get Erin to Borneo where she can work towards saving the rain forest and improve local lives, opportunities and communities.

by Erin Hamilton in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

My original target is what I (Erin) hope a birthday wish can help me raise and simply takes care of this month's payment. My stretch target would give me a significant step towards the total I need to raise and it would be incredible if I could start making headway towards this, at least. 

Do you want to help say "Happy 15th Birthday" to Erin in a truly rewarding way? Or do you just fancy being a great big, charitable hunk of humanity? Then here's how you can...

In August 2019, Erin will be travelling to Borneo with Camps international, an International Charity who are global leaders in ethical and sustainable school expeditions and offer life enhancing school expeditions across Africa, Asia and South America.

Every school expedition is a real and authentic cultural experience for every student. The expeditions help to challenge the students' view of the world, understand the day to day challenges rural communities face, help work on projects which transform communities and help them overcome significant issues they face including access to clean water, education and housing. They also increase student’s self-worth and appreciate the impact just one person can have on the world.

Erin has A LOT of work to do to try and fund raise the thousands of pounds needed for this trip (the bulk of which goes towards the charitable work and funds) as well as for the equipment, immunisations and so on that she will need. She makes a simple request. Instead of buying her a birthday card, let her know you send her your love and best wishes by making a donation to this Crowdfunder and sending a message with it. Every pound donated will make a difference! And, although it is her birthday request, Erin is offering rewards to all donators. If you have a specific request for a reward, based on those already on offer, please feel free to get in touch with us direct to discuss this and come to an agreed donation.

This Crowdfunder is set to run into July to allow it to reach as many people as possible whilst not stretching too far from the big day. Obviously, her birthday aside, this really is a fantastic project that she is being a part of and we welcome donations from those of you who are keen to share in it - check out the rewards for more details.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

Personal thanks

All pledges of £1 or more will receive a personal thank you from Erin via email/social media

£7 or more

Borneo photo with personal message

All pledges of £7+ will receive an initial personal message of thanks from Erin via email/social media. After returning from her trip, you will also receive a photo from her time in Borneo (with Erin in it!) with a personal message hand written on the back.

£20 or more

Photo & Photo Gift Bundle

All pledges of £20+ will receive an initial personal message of thanks from Erin via email/social media. After her return, a collection of 5 photos from the trip with a personalised, hand written note from Erin, plus your choice of photo gift containing one of Erin's favourite photo moments from the trip will be given/sent to you.

£30 or more

Erin's Borneo Diary

An initial personal thanks and then, following the trip, whilst in Borneo Erin will be keeping a diary of the work she will be doing, fun she will (hopefully) be having, and the general experience and encounters the group have. On returning to the UK Erin will combine this personal reflection, with photos from the trip, into an electronic document that will be shared with those who have pledged £30+ (your email address will be needed for this).

£100 or more

Post-trip Presentation

If you are part of an organisation in Cornwall/Plymouth interested in the students experience of Camps International and the wonderful work they are doing, you may consider a pledge of £100+ in return for a visit from Erin to your group to tell you all about the experience first hand, from funding the trip to completion . The presentation would include: a talk from Erin; relevant media/photos/documents to share and a question and answer section.

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