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Celebrate Project Volunteer's success at their Charity Ball

ALL SMILES: A volunteer with children in Botswana

THE PROJECT Volunteer Annual Charity Ball takes place on Saturday November 11, at the stunning Grange City Hotel, a prestigious 5-star venue that overlooks the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Attendees will be able to hear first-hand about the outstanding achievements of Project Volunteer, whilst enjoying an evening of food, music and entertainment. A must-have for those who are keen to support a great independent cause that makes a direct difference to the lives of children.

Project Volunteer’s work has grown from strength to strength in providing support to three orphanages in Botswana. Each year, the charity takes a group of volunteers from the UK to bring fun in the form of summer camp-style activities to the orphanages.

Project Volunteer has become well known for their work and were recognised for their achievements
by the Paramount Chief of Serowe, in Botswana as well as the Botswanan High Commissioner in

GET TOGETHER: Children in Botswana with a Project Volunteer team member

Celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2016, they achieved their biggest success to date when they played host to 10 young people from Botswana and funded an educational trip to the UK. This 10-day educational programme was a first for the charity and included a range of activities, from an inspirational visit to Cambridge University to a technology workshop with Salesforce in London.

Project Volunteer have returned to Botswana again this month for their second trip of the year. A trip
earlier in the year saw another first for Project Volunteer - a two-day inter-village football tournament which brought children from all three orphanages together for the first time. Although the volunteers were run ragged, a great time was had by all and the tournament was a resounding success.

While the next group of volunteers are busy creating smiles with the children with loom bands and footballs, Project Volunteer wishes them a safe journey around Botswana and looks forward to hearing all about their adventures at this year’s charity fundraising ball.

Project Volunteer President and Founder, David Villa Clarke BEM explains:

“My initial intention was to run a once a year summer camp for five years. After going for the first year, I knew that the children and people of Botswana would be in my life forever. You cannot help but be touched by the generosity of the people and the indelible smile that is left on your heart by the children who are all so appreciative of the work that we do.”

Project Volunteer is a UK registered charity run by a committee of dedicated volunteers, offering their spare time to continue with the overall vision and develop the charity, making it sustainable for the future. Every penny raised has a direct benefit to the children they support in Botswana.

Project Volunteer works in partnership with SOS Children's Villages International, a global federation of 116 national associations, to achieve a single vision - ensuring that every child grows with love, security and respect.

To find out more and to buy tickets for the Project Volunteer Annual Charity Ball, click here.

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