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Hi Everyone! My name is Gill Maxwell and I’ve been with CIWY since 2008. I originally came as a volunteer for one month, but like so many of our volunteers, ended up staying much longer than anticipated!
4 years later I’m now the administrator and volunteer coordinator of Parque Ambue Ari. It’s a big change from my past job as an environmental auditor, but working for CIWY has been a life changing experience.
Every day in Ambue Ari provides me with rewarding experiences, challenges and projects. Right now we are working on some exciting projects including the construction of our new cafe! The cafe will be located close to the park, and will be a huge financial contribution to the organisation. We will be posting more details and photos on the Facebook page, as well as details on how to get your name up on the wall, for any past volunteers who want to be immortalised!
For now, enjoy our newsletter, and if anyone has friends heading to South America, be sure to tell them about us!
Lots of love,
Team GB and Team Australia go for gold
On the 30th of June Friends of Inti wara Yassi (FIWY) in the UK, and CIWY Australia, took part in running raises to raise over $2,000US towards CIWY's new aviaries in Parque Machia and Ambue Ari.
This was a fantastic weekend that involved camping, catching up, BBQ, a few drinks and a lot of fun. THIS IS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED! So stick it in your diary for June 2013 or email us if you would like a reminder closer to the time - either in the UK or Australia; running isn't compulsory, and we will make next year's events bigger, better, more fun, and raise more money for CIWY!
In July we celebrated our first ever CIWY EuroProm weekend in Copenhagen! The weekend was a great success with about 30 volunteers having the chance to reconnect with their jungle family.
Keeping with Ambue Ari Prom tradition we had costumes, flip cup tournaments and our own Prom King & Queen (congratulations Morten W. and Karen!). We want to make this an annual event every July changeing locations within Europe every year, so keep your eyes open for info on the 2013 event!.
Big thank you to every one who came and to all the lovely Danes who hosted guests!
Changes to UK
Following the birth of her triplets, Esperanza Fernandez has stepped down as trustee of FIWY (CIWY's UK charity), and in order to give others the opportunity to develope FIWY, Jon Cassidy has stepped down as Chairman. A huge thanks goes to Esperanza and Jon for their tireless work for FIWY over the years. In their place, Laura Coleman has stepped in as Treasurer, and Matthew Brimble as Chairman. A big welcome to Laura and Matt - we look forward to an exciting and productive year of supporting CIWY ahead!
RUN FOR CIWYAlways wanted to run a marathon but never quite got around to it? Or are you a seasoned marathon runner looking for an excellent cause to run for? Then why not run the 2013 Brighton Marathon and help the animals of Bolivia at the same time! FIWY have two places for this fantastic race, so if you are interested in one of these highly acclaimed places then email us at email@example.com for more details.
La Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi es una ONG Boliviana con Resolución Suprema número 214891