Jessica’s turn this week! It just goes to show a few ideas can go a long way! With help from others and using her own creative arts and crafts skills, Jessica is already on her final balance payment for 2017! Gathering donations from friends and family and finding new homes for them is another little money spinner! You don’t always have to hold a HUGE fundraiser, lots of small ideas and events can add up quickly too! Spare a few minutes and read about Jessica’s journey so far….

When I first heard about the expedition I felt really excited and couldn’t wait to get started. I started my fundraising just after Christmas and have so far reached a total of just under £1600. To raise my first amount I asked for donations on freecycle and freegle to sell. I had many donations from people clearing out their houses, so then I started selling the items on the Facebook page I made for my fundraising, so far this has come to the total of about £850.


I have been painting some family friend’s nails which has so far raised about £60. I have also been selling homemade cakes and cookies at parents evenings, around school and at various other school events. This has been very successful and had raised me just shy of £200 so far. I have received a couple of generous donations from some family members. The raffle that we held a couple of weeks ago also raised about £65 with donations from Boots, Ray Lowe studios and Paradise Wildlife park. I have also been selling sweet cone and aloe Vera plants on the side.


Next I am planning to go to as many car boots sales as possible since I still have hundreds of items I am trying to sell from the donations I have received, as well as holding a few stalls at summer fates where I will create games for people to participate in. Hopefully it will be a busy summer of fundraising as I plan on doing many many more bake sales as it seems everyone has loved them.



As ever, PLEASE send us your fundraising experiences, it makes us smile when we get to read your stories! When picking a Fundraising Friday Star please tell us what you felt when you first heard about the expedition, a few paragraphs about what you have been up to so far for your fundraising, any future fundraising plans and some pictures of your fundraising! LOTS of pictures! (pleeeeeease) But the pictures do need to be of a high quality that can be uploaded online… no fuzzy mugshots! ?

Please email all entries to 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.

See ya next Friday!

Meg 😀