Not only do we love hearing from you as travellers about your fundraising success – but we LOVE it and get a fuzzy feeling when we hear from a very proud parent. Danae’s mum got in touch with us to share how her daughter is doing with her fundraising and we’re more than happy to shout out it! Well done Danae!
I am submitting this on behalf of my daughter Danae. I as her mother was terrified about Danae travelling over seas on this trip. She was so excited, driven and passionate about perhaps making a difference to people’s lives and was excited about the journey to her expedition. How could we say no to this commitment and passion?
To start with, Danae wrote letters to businesses asking for sponsorship. She approached businesses for donations for raffles. She personally delivered each request and spoke to members of staff within those companies, openly explaining exactly what her Cambodia expedition involved and how much money she had to raise. Most people were very interested and they donated!
Danae has successfully run a Saturday morning BBQ outside Harvey Norman, and has been selling lots of raffle tickets for her prizes which were kindly donated to include a print by a local artist, a lovely basket of Nutrimetics, a dinner at a local restaurant, Croc tour in the river and a couple of bottles of wine from a local liquor shop.
She has had a Nutremetics skin care night inviting friends of the family. Instead of product, the Nutremetics lady gave her 20% of all sales from the night. She is also selling a box of Nutremetics gels body wash for $35 and gets to keep $10 from each box sold. She’s on track with her fundraising, over half way now!
The next idea we have is to run a few 100 boards and book another BBQ at Harvey Norman as that was a great way to raise money. Another raffle is in the works too to coincide with Easter.
Danae also has a part time job after school and is saving furiously for her trip. I am very proud of my daughter for her commitment and her drive.