Volunteer Profile: Will Carp

Will Carp, pictured here on the left with his boat partner Ed Biggs, as they train for the gruelling Devizes to Westminster

Will Carp, pictured here on the left with his boat partner Ed Biggs, as they train for the gruelling Devizes to Westminster

Will, a student at Marlborough College, first became involved with the work of UWS through our founder, Chris Howarth. After hearing about the progress made in Cambodia, Will decided to support the expansion of UWS through fundraising.

This spring, he completed the 2013 Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race in aid of UWS, raising over £2500. The race covered 125 miles (201 kilometres) over a period of 4 days and involved kayaking for 6-7 hours per day in icy conditions.

“UWS demonstrates an ability to make great use of small donations. It also emphasises the necessity to conserve native culture, while integrating modern components such as healthcare and education”

Why UWS?

Will Carp with Devizes to Westminster canoe race medal

Will with his medal

Alongside an appreciation of our sustainable vision and mission, Will was driven to fundraise for UWS because of the potential impact of his sponsors’ donations

“To me, UWS seemed to use funding efficiently and intelligently”.

The money that Will has raised will support our current and future projects, helping to provide vital educational provision in marginalised communities.

Future Plans

As a member of Marlborough College’s Charity Board, Will is currently making efforts to promote UWS as a candidate for their future fundraising activities.

Thank you, Will!