Janaya has been working hard on her fundraising through different events – and it’s certainly been a family effort! All of her hard work has paid off as she’s set to depart for her expedition to Borneo next week. The countdown is officially on!
When Camps International first came into my school, I was instantly interested in what they did and the experience – but… I was worried that I couldn’t go, raise the money or Mum would never let me go overseas for my first time by myself at a young age!
After Mum and Dad thought about it and finally said yes I was so excited but nervous too.
My Aunty and Mum played a huge part in my fundraising efforts! My Aunty organised a afternoon tea at her work for my first fundraising effort and I raised around $200 or more. We used the promotion materials from my Traveller Gateway to set up for this and the Borneo Bunting looked great on the table! For my first fundraising event, I didn’t really have any major obstacles to overcome, but there were a couple of hiccups with dates and times but it all worked out and was a great success.
My biggest fundraising effort I’ve done was probably the raffles I did around NAIDOC week. It was NAIDOC themed prizes and everyone wanted to get their hands on my Aunty’s handmade doona covers and pillow case sets. We put together prize baskets for the raffle and they had some awesome prizes in it, including items from The Body Shop!
All up I’ve managed to raise nearly all of the money I needed for my expedition – I’m super proud of myself!
We recently did one last fundraiser as a group with our Borneo team at school, by doing a group BBQ and we spilt the raised money between us for equipment or things we needed as a group ahead of departure.
It’s 1 week until I head off to Borneo on expedition, and I’m so excited!