A FAMILY holiday to Cambodia two years ago has led to a change of life for Oak Flats’ Webb family, who are currently arranging a fundraiser to assist a group of friends and supporters on a trip to the country later this year.
When they returned from their trip, the family decided to set up a charity called help2help Faye Webb described their trip as life changing and will lead a group of Aussies who will undertake a walk in November to assist with building a school and supplying basic medical needs.
“When we visited the country two years ago we were so touched to see the plight of the Cambodian children – we saw things you should never see – and when we came home the whole family said they wanted to do something, so we stared the charity and have been fundraising ever since,” Mrs Webb said.
“Our mission is to help Cambodians beat the poverty cycle and their brutal past in providing much needed health and education in areas not serviced by major charities throughout regional Cambodia.
“The thing that stood out most is the things that we take for granted like basic health care, accommodation and an education are, in most cases, non-existent for many Cambodians.
“We are unsure how many people are going at this stage, but hope to get between 50 and 100, with a combination of tradespeople, nurses and helpers – anyone who wants to get involved is more than welcome,” Mrs Webb added.
They have already sent a shipping container of goods in July, while November’s event will finish in Chikreng, near Siem Real, where they plan to build a school that will house around 500 students, including some boarders, and will establish a medical facility within the school.
The charity will be holding a fundraiser at Windang Bowls on Thursday, August 29, to raise money for the construction of the facility in Chikreng, leading to a Walk2School trip and anyone wishing to attend, donate prizes or get more information can go to their website www.help2help.org.au