Fundraising Update

So it’s been a while since I last posted. Too long in fact but A Level exams take over your life and there’s not much else you can do but I’m here to fill you in as to what’s happened over the past few months.

Curry Night

I had a curry night in April that raised £600. We booked out an entire restaurant and charged people £18 per ticket and the restaurant got £13 and I got £5. 80 people came in total and there was a raffle and quiz during the evening as well. In order to get raffle prizes, I asked some independent shops in my town for any kind donations they’d be willing to make. It took us a long time to get a ‘yes’ but eventually we got there and I was lucky enough to receive gift vouchers from cafes, a cheese stall and two hair salons. This event needed quite a lot of organising but it was definitely worth it as it made a lot more than I initially thought and it was a great boost to my fundraising goal. Here are some photos of the curry night:

 

Cycling treasure hunt

In May I organised a cycle treasure hunt in which 7 teams volunteered to cycle a 22 mile bike ride (in the rain) in order to help me fundraise for my year abroad. People paid £5 per person and this event made £180. I created a route and along the way the teams had questions to answer. The winning team got a £50 Sports Direct voucher, so thank you to them for their support. Here are some photos of the cycle treasure hunt.

Cycling the C2C

Last weekend I cycled 140+ miles from the Cumbrian Coast to the Tynemouth Coast in 3 days. It was a gruelling but worthwhile challenge supported by my Dad and Uncle. I used my Virgin Money Giving page in order to fundraise for this event and it meant that lots of people were able to sponsor me. I received £570 in donations so thank you to everyone who donated. Here are some photos from the C2C.

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Finding out my project

In May I also found out the details of the project that I will be doing in South Africa. I will be working in a pre-school and an orphanage in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The place I will be volunteering is called Bethany Home and I am very excited to start my adventure in September. I will go back up to Coll, Scotland for Training next week so I will be able to share more details with you about my project when I return. Until then, you can read more about my project here: http://projecttrust.org.uk/south%20africa-gap-year/bethany/

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