So a little while back, Hannah and myself (Daisy that is) decided to walk home from school as a sort of fundraising event for Tanzania. I must admit that walking home from school does not sound a particularly impressive but I shall put this in perspective, our school is at least 10 miles away from home. This is a short little vlog-type thing that we filmed on our way home!

As ever, thank you for following our journey to Tanzania!

Daisy

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A little while ago, The Desert Walrus Clan held a sponsored event in which many members of the group, along with teachers from our school, had their legs (and in some cases eyebrows, armpits and even beards) waxed. The event was quite entertaining (if a little sadistic!) and raised a lot of money for a group. Here’s a link to a video of the event, filmed by a friend of the group, to give you a taste of the sort of fundraising shenanigans arranged by The Desert Walrus Clan!

Daisy

Side Note: Thank you to Jenny for filming this for us!

Oh and sorry for posting this twice, I have recently discovered that it would make far more sense to upload this as a video rather than a link, but hey ho!

Leg Waxing Event

A little while ago, The Desert Walrus Clan held a sponsored event in which many members of the group, along with teachers from our school, had their legs (and in some cases eyebrows, armpits and even beards) waxed. The event was quite entertaining (if a little sadistic!) and raised a lot of money for a group. Here’s a link to a video of the event, filmed by a friend of the group, to give you a taste of the sort of fundraising shenanigans arranged by The Desert Walrus Clan!

Daisy

Side Note: Thank you to Jenny for filming this for us!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN11Lu6D6uc (just in case the other link doesn’t work!)

 

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

First off, you are probably extremely confused by the notion of a Desert Walrus and if that wasn’t enough, wondering why on Earth such a creature would be packing its bags and hopping on the next plane to Tanzania. Well, let me explain…

We are a group of young people from The Castle School in Thornbury who are taking part in an expedition, with a company called True Adventure, travelling to Tanzania next July. Whilst there we hope to do lots of trekking and to visit remote parts of the country, experiencing things unparalleled. Not only this, but we are going to complete a project in a local village, providing much needed aid for communities most in need of help.

So where do the Desert Walruses come into all of this? As a group we decided that we needed a team name that made us stand out from the rest. Since we will be travelling to Sub Saharan Africa, the word ‘Desert’ sprang to mind, and as for Walrus I’ve no idea! It was a moment of madness that ultimately lead to the creation of The Desert Walrus Clan.

However, getting to Tanzania will not be easy for us, since we are mostly aged 15-17 and still in full-time education, it is not always possible for us to get Saturday jobs to fund our adventure. Therefore, we must rely substantially on fundraising events and the generosity of others willing to assist us in helping those less fortunate than ourselves in Tanzania.

Since this is such an amazing and inspiring opportunity, we felt as though we should document and share our journey along the way; perhaps even encouraging others to do the same or simply creating a blog that’s entertaining to read.

How you could help:

  • Attending one of our fundraising events! If you live locally to us, why not venture to one of our cake sales or other exciting events? We will post any details of events either on Facebook or on this blog so make sure to check every now and again
  • Financial support, is a significant one. We have raised and saved a fair amount so far, but we still have quite a way to go in order to ensure we can help as much as possible whilst in Tanzania. If you are enthusiastic about what we are doing and would love to help us, no matter how small or big, any donations are greatly appreciated, every little helps! (Tesco is right you know!)
  • By simply viewing our blog, it would be great if you can keep up to date with our adventures, we will try to update the blog whenever possible and hope that you enjoy reading

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog!

Daisy

(Desert Walrus Clan)

Side Note: if you would like to find out more about sponsoring us, we will hopefully be setting up a way of donating online, but for now feel free to email us (our email : desertwalrusclan@yahoo.co.uk)