Beth is heading on her expedition this summer – and she is literally within touching distance of her goal, with more fundraising events planned to help her get there. She has been doing whatever she can to fundraise, with her goal to get to Peru steadfastly in her mind!
Over to Beth…
My name is Beth and I am so excited to go to Peru in the summer! As soon as I heard about the trip I really wanted to go. The trek to Machu Picchu, working with the local communities, visiting Lake Titicaca, it all sounds so exciting!
At first the thought of raising just over £4000 was scary, however so far I have raised just over £3500! I have been very lucky as my friends and family have been very helpful either by donating money to me, donating things for me to sell or coming to events that I’ve held to support me!
So far I have done many things to fundraise, and lots of sales! From car-boot sales, to baby item sales and book sales. I have also sold off some hampers for both Easter and Christmas. I found that writing to local shops was very helpful as they are very generous!
One shop donated two whole trays of Easter eggs to me, which I used as the second and third prize to my Easter hamper! It raised around £450! Another donated a voucher for me to spend in their shop which I used to buy things for my Christmas hamper!
I have also sold reindeer food, held tombolas at the local hospital as well as holding an event at my local pub, which was very successful and raised about £350! The list goes on!
I have also made a Facebook page to help spread the word: Beth’s Peru Expedition 2016
I have more future fundraising events planned! Including: more car-boot sales, a bag pack and more online book sales!
I am thoroughly enjoying my fundraising experience and can’t wait to achieve my goal, and then get to Peru!
You should know how this works 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 paragraphs explaining 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Eyes peeled for next weeks!