As I mentioned in a previous post, fundraising is challenging. It's one thing to organize a party but it's quite another to ask people to reach into their pockets and give money to someone else's cause.
I'm constantly reminded of how fortunate I am to have connections to some very big hearted, generous people in this community (and around the world). We filled TWO cinemas selling 140 tickets. People were turning up on the night hoping to get a seat. It was a packed out party!
We invited the guests to get out their furs and feathers to be in to win a bottle of wine from Steve Bird Wines who generously donated 6 bottles for the occasion to use as prizes.
I was very impressed with the effort people went through. Obviously, people just love an excuse to dress up!
|Will setting up the polo match|
Bridget was so inspired that she tried to get time off work to come to Africa with me! Sadly it wasn't possible. :(
|The lovely Charlie selling raffle tickets|
It was a fabulously successful night. Tickets sales brought me $1991.00 closer to my goal. That's pretty awesome considering I planned this event less than two months ago.
I've raised almost $2,000 on my Give-a-Little page.
And last week I was chosen as a finalist for the Wild Sister of the Year 2013 Award. If I win, I'll be $1,000 closer to my goal. That would take me to the half way mark.
I require approximately $15,000NZD to cover my costs for the climb, flights, donation to Ovarian Cancer, and personal gear for the expedition.
A local documentary film director has volunteered time to help spread my story. We need funding to produce a full length documentary.
And I still have a few big items to be auctioned off. If I can sell these at their value, I will have the full amount.
There's so much to do! I'd better get cracking.
Less than 4 months to go! Kilimanjaro here I come!