Fundraising Hall of Fame: Katie

Children at Globalteer’s Peru Community Project near Cusco - can now enjoy playing in a fully equipped playground thanks to the fundraising efforts of former UK volunteer Katie Borg, and her pupils at Kettlethorpe High School in Wakefield, where Katie works as a Spanish teacher.

Katie spent two weeks volunteering in 2011 and following her time at the project she returned to work determined to continue supporting the project she had fallen in love with. For the Year eight children at her school, the project became the perfect destination for the £1238.55 (almost $2,000) they raised through a range of activities they undertook for the school’s Children in Need Fundraising Project.

Initially Katie was happy to let the project decide on how to spend the money, telling Annie Irving, Globalteer’s Project Manager for South America,
“[The year eight kids] did all sorts of activities to raise money for this fantastic project…we hope you enjoy spending it on something really worthwhile for those lovely children in Oropesa.”
But Katie’s students soon had their own ideas when they saw photos of the  children enjoying an afternoon at the local fun park. They decided their real wish was to build a playground for the kids…and very soon their vision became a reality, promising even more fun and laughter every playtime for the children.