Friday, 19 November 2010

Raleigh staff prepare to conquer Mt Kinabalu

While our venturers and PMs are hard at work on the project sites, there is always a hive of activity behind the scenes at Field Base.  For some, however, there is a new task to be added to the “to do” list, as they get into training for a fund-raising climb of Sabah’s mighty Mount Kinabalu.

Eight of Raleigh Borneo’s Field Base team will be joined by two representatives from Raleigh HQ in London as they dust off their walking boots and head to the hills in mid-December.

For every expedition in Borneo, we recruit 10 – 20 young Malaysians as part of our venturer team.  As with all participants, a Raleigh expedition gives our host country venturers the opportunity to recognise their own strengths and weaknesses, to develop confidence and to acquire key skills such as communication, team work, leadership and adaptability.  These skills allow participants to make positive changes, not only to their own lives, but also within their community.

All funds raised through this climb will go towards our Host Country Venturer Programme, which enables young Malaysian participants to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience.  We are hoping to raise at least £12,000.00 for the programme, which will help us cover expedition costs for 10-13 Malaysian participants on a 10-week expedition.

Our climbers will be:

Debra Hay – Alumni & Individual Donor Manager, Raleigh Head Office
 Tony Willetts – Head of Operations, Raleigh Head Office
Yolanda Graham – Recruitment, Support & Media Coordinator, Malaysia
Sarah Hoare – Country Programme Manager, Raleigh Borneo

Edward Laschet – Volunteer Manager – Country Expedition Manager, Raleigh Borneo

Serge Neumand - Volunteer Manager – Deputy Programme Manager, Raleigh Borneo

Tom Styles - Volunteer Manager – Logistics, Raleigh Borneo

Chris Beer - Volunteer Manager – Logistics, Raleigh Borneo

Emma Parfey - Volunteer Manager – Expedition Administrator, Raleigh Borneo

Adam Hollingworth - Volunteer Manager – Expedition Photographer, Raleigh Borneo

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Many thanks for your support!