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Emma’s story is solid proof that if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again! After a little stumble at the beginning, she’s now running her own business and her fundraising is going amazingly well. Well done Emma!!

When I first thought about going on my expedition I was scared to sign up but at the same time, super excited about the journey. As I signed up I thought to myself how amazing it would be to do something most people don’t get the opportunity to do.

I will embark on my expedition at the end of the year to Cambodia with an open mind and I hope I come back a changed person.

When I started to fundraise at the end of 2018, I began to do a series of lucky squares ranging with different prices starting at $2 all the way up to $10. During the planning, I thought it would be a simple but effective way to fundraise. But as time went on, finding people who were willing to donate wasn’t so easy. I sold about 2 – so I knew I had to find another plan.


In the recent months I have discovered how my crafty skills and fundraising could join together and be unstoppable. I decided to build my very own scrunchy business, and also sell other things like wheat packs and tea towels you hang on your oven.

So far, I have raised over $1,000 in the 3 months I have been developing my scrunchies. I believe my fundraising has gone above and beyond what I thought it would as I didn’t have much success within my first try of fundraising. It just shows, never give up!


In the near future, I’m starting to explore the possibilities of running a stall at some markets close to home and maybe even in the city. I plan on developing my fundraising business and adding more and more styles and colours to my scrunchies and tea towels.