Mark Rutherford students embark on fundraising push for volunteering trip to Borneo

The four Mark Rutherford students are hoping to raise money towards their volunteering trip. Image: Go Fund Me

Four students from Mark Rutherford School are embarking on a fundraising campaign to help them take a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering trip to Borneo when they finish their exams.

Alfie Spencer, Jay Hulme, Charlie Cockings and Adi Momi are planning the trip in July 2024, just after they finish their GCSEs, returning after four weeks, just in time to get their results.

As part of the trip, the boys will be learning about eco-tourism, recycling and habitat conservation of Borneo’s indigenous wildlife including orangutans and elephants.

To raise money towards the trip, the team will be undertaking a 20-mile walk from Bedford to Milton Keynes on 12 November and anyone can sponsor them here.

“We are really looking forward to our expedition of a lifetime to Borneo,” said Alfie.

“We’re challenging ourselves to take on new adventures outside our comfort zone as well as gaining a greater understanding of the wider world.

“We’ll be working alongside local people on sustainable projects, integrating with new cultures, speaking new languages, and improving our leadership and team-working skills.”

Talking about their sponsored walk, Alfie said: “We’ve all been training to get our fitness levels up for this Borneo challenge and we would like to combine our training with some fundraising.”

The boys are also working hard towards their GCSE results and hope to be able to stay on at Mark Rutherford to study for their A levels.