Experiences

Fundraising Hall of Fame: Rachel & Susanne

Susanna, 21 (left) and Rachel, 22 (right) are serial Globalteer volunteers, working firstly with our Cambodia Community Project in 2012 and travelling back from Australia to Siem Reap in 2013 to work with our Cambodia Sports Project.

Not only were they both fantastic sports volunteers, but while they were in Cambodia, they decided they wanted to do some fundraising as well. Inspired by the young people that the Sports Project worked with, they teamed up with one of the nicest cafes in town, Sister Srey café (where Globalteer volunteers receive a 10% discount) to host a fundraising night for the Globalteer Sports Project.

The “Swap night” was a huge success with guests bringing something to ‘swap’, whether it be a book, an item of clothing or a story. With each item swapped a donation was paid. There was also a raffle for some very generous raffle prizes which the girls had managed to source from local businesses in Siem Reap. An auction compered by Sports Coordinator Charlie Pomroy included the selling off for a date of Ruaridh Davison another of our sports volunteers, and helped to bring the total amount raised to over $200!

This money covered the cost of a soccer trip to Poipet on the Cambodia-Thailand border where Globalteer’s youth teams had the amazing opportunity to compete against teams from other parts of Cambodia. A big thank you to Rachel and Susanna for their great fundraising efforts, and to everyone in Siem Reap who supported the event.