Clare was a volunteer with Globalteer’s Cambodia Community Project early in 2012. She had heard about Globalteer’s work in Cambodia from friends who had previously volunteered in Siem Reap, so joined them on a fund-raising expedition before she left England for Cambodia.
With none of them being particularly fit or sporty, she and her friends decided to do a sponsored walk. They selected a nice canal side walk of 13 miles, thinking that it wouldn’t be too strenuous since canals flow mostly on flat ground.
“Not only was the temperature sub-zero for the entire day, the pathways were treacherous, and it took us so long we didn’t make our final destination – a pub in Weybridge called, appropriately enough “The British Volunteer” - until well after dark. At least there was a nice crowd of friends and a few pints waiting for us at the end!”
Clare and her friends raised over £1,800 ($2,700) between them, all of which was donated to one of Globalteer’s partner projects in Siem Reap.