So I revived this message last night, in relation to my trip to Colombia:
Hi, *my name*, i hope this message finds you well!
With your volunteering getting very close, I was wondering if I could ask you a favour: I have a volunteer, *name*, who worked with *Volunteering company* last year and she would like to send a donation to sponsor a child at her project. As it is very complicated to send funds from UK to Colombian charity via international banks, the only option is to bring here a cash. It's not going to be a huge amount, probably between £100 and £200, and it can be transfered into your bank account if you agree to help us out.
And also if possible, I would like to ask you to bring to Medellin few letters I might have in London? I used to live there before I moved to Colombia in 2010 and do get some post - mainly from my bank - from time to time. I would really appreciate it.
Please let me know if it is possible and meanwhile I will finalise all arrangements for your stay in Medellin and will send them through shortly. Also if you have any questions, please let me know.
The cynic in me is screaming that this is suspicious, but at the same time I don't really want to sour the relationship I will have with the volunteering team over potentially nothing.
what do you guys n gals think?