My volunteer work with Thai/Burmese refugees.
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This September I'm headed to Chiang Rai, North Thailand where I'll be volunteering with AFECT a non profit charity who assist rural & refugee communities on the Thai/Burma border. I'm so excited for this opportunity & would appreciate your support!!!! More ...

Hi everyone!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my fundraising page :) So here it is finally! In a few weeks time, I will be travelling across Thailand to the very north of the country where it borders Burma. I will be volunteering there with an organisation called AFECT. They are a non government, non profit charity and cultural NGO. I'm honoured that they have taken me on board and given me this opportunity to first hand experience the work that they do, meet with the people they are helping and to be able to assist them in any way that I can.

AFECT's program's include:

Educating hill tribe and refugee children and youth.

Creating an affordable health programme.

Developing natural resource management.

Promoting and preserving cultural identity.

Promoting human and women's rights.

In the last few years, I have been fortunate to have had the time to fundraise for children's charities Save the Children and Barnardos by organising various events which many of you have generously supported! This year I haven't put on an event, as I wanted to do something different and give more than just a day or two of fundraising. I wanted to offer more of my time and services to a cause I believe in, and to see and experience for myself what's happening behind the scenes. To be able to personally meet and work with the people means so much to me. The aim of this page is not to raise funds for my trip, (which I am personally funding) but to raise awareness and funds for the charity that I have chosen to help. 

Working with Burmese refugees is something that is very close to my heart having been born and brought up in Burma. My family has been involved in mission work in Burma/Myanmar for the past 40 years, and im so proud of them. I always hoped there would come a point in my life where I could make a difference out there myself and give something back.

I really hope that if you have managed to read this far down my page(!) that you'll care enough to support this cause and donate whatever you can :) All proceeds you donate here will go directly to AFECT and their programmes.

I would also be very grateful if you could find the time to repost this wherever you can on social media so that we can raise as much as possible for my chosen charity! I look forward to sharing my journey with you and keeping you informed on social media with plenty of pics and updates!

Lots of love,

x Petra x

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