HOW CAN YOU HELP?
TGF’s work is supported by individuals and groups from all walks of life, from school children to institutions, support comes in a myriad of different ways. If you’d like to get involved, and are looking for inspiration, take a look at some of the creative ways people have contributed in the past, and who are still supporting people in rural Cambodia today…
The Phnom Penh to Angkor Way Challenge – December 2017
At the end of 2017, Mark Ferguson and Matthew Pocock, two UK nationals based in Hong Kong, ran over 300km in 5 day, from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, to raise funds for TGF. Finishing with the Angkor Wat Half Marathon, they raised an incredible $110,000, more than double their original target of $50,000. You can read about their amazing run here.
UWCSEA Walkathon – March 2017
In March 2017, 5th grade students from the United World College, South East Asia, did a walkathon to raise funds for Temple Garden Foundation. They managed to raise an amazing $20,000, from this and other activities, which will go towards supporting education programmes for rural Cambodian children.
Polar Vortex benefit gig – December 2016
Polar Vortex, a US based band, held a fundraising gig in Wharton, Philadelphia on December, 2016, as well as setting up an online crowd-funding page. All of the proceeds went to Temple Garden Foundation, to support the work they do in Cambodia.
Everesting – March 2015
Paul Barber and a group of colleagues from Biritish Petroleum (BP), rode up Mt Faber in Singapore 111 times in a row; the equivalent of riding up Mt Everest (c.8,800ft), to raise money for Temple Garden Foundation. This grueling ride took over 28 hours to complete, over 21 hours of which was spent cycling.
Paul contributed the proceeds to TGF, with BP matching every dollar up to $5,000.
#RefillNotLandfill – Since 2017
Bamboo, a volunteering adventure travel organisation, are part of the #RefillNotLandfill campaign, which aims to reduce use of disposable plastic bottles in Cambodia. Proceeds from sales of their reusable metal bottles go straight to TGF’s Water and Sanitation Programme, which provides sustainable clean water solutions to communities in rural Cambodia.
Connect and Share
This is the quickest and easiest way to support what we do. By simply liking, sharing or engaging with our online media, you will be spreading the word, so more people can learn about the work we do. You can find links to our social media pages, and sign up to stay informed, at the bottom of this page.
We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our amazing partners. We wouldn’t be able to do the important work we undertake without their ongoing support and guidance.
MAKE A DONATION TODAY!
Our work in Cambodia is funded entirely by private donations, and receives no government funding. We work hard to ensure that every penny given is used to make a difference to lives of villagers we help. Your help enables TGF contribute towards costs which are vital to making our programmes effective.
A small amount can make a big difference in Cambodia:
- £50/$65 – could pay for up to ten children to attend summer school, maintaining momentum of learning and preparing younger children for ‘big’ school.
- £100/$130 – could buy all materials needed to build a latrine to service up to ten people
For more information on donations and/or sponsoring programmes please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page. We’d be delighted to hear from you!
There are three ways to donate to TGF’s work in Cambodia. For UK taxpayers please use the Mydonate button, that way the UK government provides an additional 25% of your donation in the form of Gift Aid. For US or Hong Kong taxpayers please donate via Give2Asia; donations via their portal are tax deductible through their 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. For all other donors please use the Paypal button, you can donate via your paypal account if you have one or any major credit/debit card.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
At TGF we make sure every dollar donated goes to good use. The graphic on the left refers to our most recently certified accounts (2016). Operations costs (4%) relate mostly to the cost of our account review by a charities committee certified accountant and banking costs relating to our UK accounts. Field Support (19%) comprises of our management and administration teams costs, maintaining our office in Siem Reap and other sundries not directly used within our programmes. For a more in depth view of our finances please download our most recent trustees report which includes a detailed financial statement.