Volunteering in India – Face to face with the charities
Good Deed of the Day
After spending six months living on rice and beans, whilst living in a rural Nicaraguan village, I’ve convinced my partner in crime Luke, and our old chum Chantel, to join me on a six day Zimbabwean-themed fast.
The purpose is to help raise funds for the beautiful charity I went away with, and who i’m continuing to volunteer with, Progressio.
Luke provided little sympathy whilst I was away – he would often spout remarks like, ‘You chose to go out there!’, whilst stuffing pizza down his face on the other side of the webcam. Consequently, he will get no sympathy from me when he endures just six days on a relatively similar diet.
We need an average of 11 people each, to sponsor £3 each – if you aint done a good deed yet today could this be it!? Funds go directly to Progressio so they can continue their wonderful work in the developing world!
The activity is technically called ZimFast and is based on a Zimbabwean diet. Loads of ex volunteers and Progressio staff/supporters are taking part in it together next week but, due to Luke’s birthday falling slap bang in the middle of the week, we’re doing it the week after – giving you extra time to send some pennies over! 😉
Please visit our JustGiving page here and sponsor what you can, if you can.
Also, if you’re 18-25 and want to volunteer abroad yourself for 12 weeks OR are over 23 and would be up for managing teams of volunteers for 6 months visit volunteerICS.org – all costs are covered and, trust me, the experience is amazing / beautiful / life changing / eye opening / *insert any other wonderfully positive adjective here* Check out the posts I’ve written on this site describing my own personal experiences volunteering.
If you can’t sponsor on this occasion, and you don’t fancy fasting yourself, then a share would be greatly appreciated!
Andy, Luke and Chantel xx