Monday, 8 June 2009

Craig & John's Jurassic Walk

Last week, Craig Birch and John Caiger walked 96 miles from Exmouth to Poole, along the Jurassic Coast Path and raised over £2,000 for CamKids. The Path rises and falls over 34,000 feet along the route - more than the height of Everest! The walk, which was fuelled mainly by beer and curry, took 4 days and was extremely gruelling. The CamKids Trustees would like to thank Craig and John for their outstanding efforts.

The money will pay for the full annual running costs of 4 of the 15 outreach schools being opened by New Futures Organisation and which are being entirely funded by CamKids.

The schools will provide education to children who would otherwise miss schooling because of personal / family circumstances. Primary and secondary education is free in Cambodia and public schools are available in most areas. However, there are various factors that prevent children attending school, particularly in the rural/agricultural villages surrounding Takeo, including:
1. Family cannot afford school clothing.
2. Local government school is not located within easy travelling distance
3. Child is working on family farm at school opening times.
4. Family cannot afford books/pens

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