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Jess Cycles Coast 2 Coast!

A massive well done to our Villa Maria Gap 2011 volunteer Jessica Bailey, who completed the 140 mile Coast 2 Coast ride last week, raising close to a brilliant £500. According to Jess, the ride was “actually quite enjoyable rather than sheer pain all the way”, reaching such heights as 2000m at Alston, the highest […]

Joshua Orphan Care Trust – new name!

Our project partner in Malawi, The Joshua Orphan Care Trust has changed its name to Joshua Orphan and Community Care and has a brand spanking new logo to go with it. The new name is a result of the ever-expanding work that the charity does, not solely focussed on orphans and vulnerable children, but on […]

Poo matters!

As anyone who has been on any of our projects can testify, poo can be a major issue – whether it provokes team investigations in cases of latrine misuse, is the cause of frequent minibus stops, or triggers inappropriate dinner conversation about various poo-related aspects…. But, more seriously, diarrhoea is the second leading cause of […]

Update from Bolivia Team 2 – Colca Canyon

Latest news from the field. The whole of the team were exhausted after the Apolobamba trek and ready for some time to relax. However our fearless leaders had something else in mind for us! After a 6 part transit day into Peru we felt very much immersed in the expedition phase of our travels. We […]

Bolivia Team 2 update – travelling up the Peruvian coast

More from the intrepid explorers Having finished trekking in the Colca Canyon, we headed back to Arequipa where in order to recover from the strain of the trek dinner took place at ZigZag, where we compensated for the lack of meat consumed over the last four days by each devouring steaks. Drinks afterwards lead us […]

Poo matters!

As anyone who has been on any of our projects can testify, poo can be a major issue – whether it provokes team investigations in cases of latrine misuse, is the cause of frequent minibus stops, or triggers inappropriate dinner conversation about various poo-related aspects…. But, more seriously, diarrhoea is the second leading cause of […]

Photos from Bolivia Team

Well it’s been a while since we’ve heard from our intrepid team in Bolivia, they’ve been camped out in the jungle slaving away on a new enclosure for a puma in our Bolivian Animal Sanctuary Project. Back in civilisation for a couple of days before heading out to another of the sanctuary locations and they […]

Quest4Change Charity Internship

Quest4Change is offering one internship giving you the opportunity to get hands on experience within our grassroots international development charity.  This will be a varied role, focused on fundraising, you will develop a range of experience and we will support you to attend training courses and seminars to build your key skills.  This is a […]

Gap year grants available

The Sir Philip Recklitt Educational Trust (SPRET) has grants and funds available to gap year students which can be put towards travel and expenses for projects both overseas and in the UK. The SPRET funds are only available to people residing in, or in full time education in the former East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull […]

Update from our leader Emily in Peru

Just one week before the Machu Picchu floods, our trusty leader Emily Jesshope was in Cuzco getting things ready for the Manu project in the Peruvian Amazon. Although she wasn’t as unfortunate as the hundreds which were stranded in the Sacred Valley, she did have a bit of an interesting adventure. Read on to hear […]