Hi my name is Hazel and I’m currently fundraising for SEED Madagascar!
In September I will be departing from my home town of Brighton, headed for the magical island of Madagascar to take part in a 10 week charity expedition.
I have been lucky enough to secure one of a limited number of places on the scheme run by the charity SEED Madagascar. SEED Madagascar runs projects in rural southeast Madagascar supporting conservation, humanitarian and sustainable development projects.
As part of the scheme, I need to raise a minimum donation of £2000. This goes directly to support SEED Madagascar’s work, with only a tiny proportion covering the volunteers’ food, training and travel whilst in Madagascar.
Set in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and is recognised as one of the planet's top conservation priorities. Eighty per cent of the island's plant and animal species (including over 100 species of lemur) are found nowhere else on Earth.
Although Madagascar is biologically one of the richest places in the world, its inhabitants are amongst the very poorest. As a Pioneer volunteer, I will be living and working alongside remote village communities helping them to build a better future for themselves. The kinds of projects I will become involved with could include school building, constructing desks and benches, running healthcare education sessions and assisting with conservation fieldwork.
The Pioneer scheme was set up in 2008 to support the ongoing development projects of SEED Madagascar, an organisation that has been working in the south east of Madagascar for over 15 years.
For further information on SEED Madagascar and its volunteer schemes, visit www.madagascar.co.uk
All donations will be very gratefully received, your money goes a long way to boosting amazing conservation, humanitarian and sustainable livelihoods projects in southeast Madagascar!
Personalised World Map Cushions
As part of fundraising I am handmaking stylish world map cushions that I can embroider the countries you or your friends & family have been to for a great personalised gift!
-100% cotton fabric
-14 x 14 inches
-Includes hypoallergenic cushion