Hey guys! Check out this weeks fundraising Friday star, Sasha! 

When I first heard about the expedition, my initial thoughts where ‘this is an opportunity of a life time’ and that I’d hate my self if I didn’t at least try, so I pushed past my initial feeling of fear and doubt and bottled up the courage to talk to my parents, then here we are,half way there!!!!
My first event was a car boot sale however it has continuted and now we have held 9 and raised £731, we first had the idea of holding a series of car boot sales after reading the leaflet from camps international and reading of how one guy raised nearly a grand by doing 10 so we set out (my mam, nanna and me) on asking people if they had anything to donate that we could sell and many of my family and friends, even neighbours offered a helping hand and gave us their old belongings, one obstacle that has occurred is that I have karate gradings or competition’s on the day of the car boot sales so some weeks my nanna and grandad go without me.

The biggest thing I have done to fundraise was have a fundraising night, where there was a DJ, tombola, guess the weight of the cake, guess the name of the teddy, bottle bananza and a cake stall. There was also a pizza buffet which the £3.00 entry and £1.50 entry to anyone under 10 paid for. The party/disco was a massive success and we raised £1,814 as there was a great turn out of people therefore, to date we have raised £2,645 from car boot sales, my mam did a sponsored slim and we got £150 from it and also her slimming world group has been collecting money for me (to get weighed you have to pay £4.95 and the left over 5 pence have been collected in a box for me). So far I’m feeling great about my fundraising as we are already half way there to the £4,000 and I’m feeling good about the journey so far as its forced me to step out of my comfort zone a lot.


Next I am planning to do a lot, I have asked my previous school if they would have a sponsored day for me where the students would come in no school uniform for a pound and I would hold a bake sale, however to do this my previous head teacher said I would would have to give an assembly, something I’m really nervous about. Also do some bag packs and a sponsored dinner (a Curry house is not far from where I live have sponsored nights and I would get percentage of the money made on that night). Also hold another fundraising disco at Christmas but this time I would be organizing the event with two of my friends who plan to go to Ecuador, this weekend I am having a 50p stall at an event called Northumberland live and finally I am planning on doing a sponsored Christmas run in the dark.

Amazing Sasha, well done!

As ever, PLEASE send us your fundraising experiences, it makes us smile when we get to read your stories. When sending in your 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) The pictures do need to be of a high quality that can be uploaded online… no fuzzy mugshots!

Click here to submit your entry today, I 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.

Have a great weekend! 

Meg 😀