I‰’ve always wanted to hold an auction, purely to be able to look important and get to use one of those little wooden hammers if I‰’m honest which isn‰’t hat great a reason. Alex however, clearly has more reason than me because she‰’s only gone and raised over £1700 in one night AND organised a disco AND a buffet. You guessed it, it‰’s our Fundraising Friday Star and this week‰’s winner has been extremely busy‰!

When I initially heard about the expedition my first thought was ‘I’m going’ as I had friends that had gone to Kenya a few years ago and it looked amazing; a once in a lifetime opportunity that I wouldn’t get again! As I had done my Gold D of E, this trip is the next step for me so I am really looking forward to it and am super excited!

My biggest fundraising event to date has been my fundraising auction on Friday 17th of July which included a buffet and disco. After the deduction of the food prices and the disco fee, I managed to raise an amazing £1,703.65 through 25 auctions lots and the sale of 4,500 raffle tickets and other gift items that were sold on the night. All of the items auctioned, raffled and sold were kindly donated by local businesses in Retford and surrounding areas.

I have also previously held a quiz night and have sold a lot of items on eBay, as well as other little bits such as guess the amount if sweets in the jar. I have plans in place to do an abseil in October with my family and others that are also going to Tanzania, as a group at my sixth form centre, we have written a letter to Morrisons in Retford to have a bag pack around Christmas time.

Ok guys, you should know the drill by now. Keep sending those stories in as not only are you in with the chance of winning a head torch but it also really does brighten our day.

Please include a few sentences about how you heard about the expedition, a few paragraphs detailing what you have done so far in order to raise the funds as well as anything that you have up your sleeve for the future. We also would like‰, pictures, pictures and more pictures! Make sure these are of high quality so we can include these on our website and also so everyone can see with their own eyes how well you are doing!

Please email all entries to fundraising@campsinternational.com, we can‰’t wait to hear from you all! 😀 Remember, every Fundraising Friday Star will win a FREE HEAD TORCH! 

If you win, you will automatically be put into a draw to win an even bigger prize… every quarter we will choose one Fundraising Friday Star to win A FREE RUCKSACK, SLEEPING BAG LINER, TRAVEL TOWEL AND WATER BOTTLE!!! Which means less kit you’ll have to buy.

Lauren