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Raleigh International balloons at Charles' fundraising event

On May 30th, Charles Sanford will cycle an epic 320km in 16 hours from the birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh in Budleigh Salterton to his final resting place in Westminster, all in memory of his younger brother James (pictured above), who passed away three years ago.

May 19, 2015

Newham Sixth Form College needs your support to win funding to enable some of its students to take part in a Raleigh expedition. The college is looking for funding from the Aviva Community Fund to enable disadvantaged students to volunteer. Voting is open from 1st– 31st May and, at the end of the month, judges will review bids from a shortlist of the charities with the most votes.

May 5, 2015

From November 2013 to the end of October 2014, we were a grateful beneficiary of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal under the 2013/2014 Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf.

November 25, 2014

Lucky you, you get to poo, on a loo! Sorry this isn’t true, for 2.5 billion of you… We have been scattering our toilet posters up and down the country to raise awareness of the fact that if you get to go to the toilet in a safe, clean and private space, you are indeed one of the lucky ones. You are at significantly less risk of sanitation related diseases.

November 18, 2014

The Creative Collisions 2014 conference, held at London’s Olympic Park yesterday, brought together over 750 young people and youth sector leaders to discuss the key issues facing young people and youth services. Raleigh International alumnus Keyon Davis was on hand to deliver a speech to a room full of delegates on the importance of being a social citizen.

November 7, 2014

Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity for people around the world to raise awareness about the importance of the simple practice, which prevents deadly illnesses such as diarrhoea from spreading. Diarrhoea is still one of the biggest killers in the developing world.

October 15, 2014

Wednesday 9th July was an exciting day in Tanzania. British High Commissioner, Dianna Melrose together with Sihaba Nkinga, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports, hosted an event in Dar Es Salaam to raise awareness of the importance of empowering young people in the country. This was illustrated through inspiring talks from some of our volunteers.

July 22, 2014

Raleigh International and community organisation People’s World Carnival Band joined other special guests including representatives of the Department of Work and Pensions, Haringey council and charity Business in the community (BITC) to celebrate a partnership aimed at supporting young people from Tottenham to participate in volunteer projects overseas, where they will be able to work together with rural communities to impact sustainable development whilst also going on their own personal development journeys.

May 28, 2014