My First Milestone

Quite a lot of news, but the first bit is that we did it! I have officially hit the £1000 milestone, with a running total of £1055! I have received a steady stream of donations since I got home from Costa Rica as well as having had a couple of fundraising events.

To start with I would like to say thank you to the donors from my Virgin Money Giving page, Randal McDowell and Fiona Steen. Another big thank you to Rich Lambert for the cheque I received in the post, which makes these donations £120 overall!

My first official fundraising event took place on Sunday 30th August and was a Costa Rica coffee morning. I absolutely loved it because I got to talk about my trip for literally hours! There was cake, Tesco’s Finest Costa Rican coffee and many, many photos and everyone from my friends, my parent’s friends, teachers and even some long lost friends came for a chat.

It was great to see everyone who came and to all those who couldn’t make but still donated, a huge thank you! (There’s going to be a lot of that in this post!) Between the cakes, some crafty things we were selling and the absentee donations we raised £385.70! I had a great time and I hope I didn’t bore too many people with my stories!

Next up was a sly game of Guess the Number of Sweets in the Jar in my school library for all the S6’s, sly because I’m not ‘technically’ allowed to do any fundraising in school. I went around at break and lunch selling guesses for 50p or 3 for £1 and raised £60. Congratulations to Eve Colgan, the winner with the closest guess of 272.

I’m now onto creating my leaflet and finishing my trust research in preparation for writing to them, hopefully by the end of September. I’m also gearing up for my Halloween party at the end of October with the most difficult decision being… what should my costume be???

Outside of fundraising, I met up with a group of people from my selection course at the Glasgow uni open day. It was really nice to see them all again and hear about how all their fundraising is going. I have also been talking to Ellie Crozier, a girl from the year above me who is ready and waiting to go to South Africa with Project Trust as soon as her visa comes through. Just talking to her makes me even more excited for when it will be my turn. I wish her all the best for when she finally gets there and can’t wait to see her pictures and hear her stories!

I can’t say it enough so I’ll say it again – thank you to everyone who has donated so far and keep watching here and on my Facebook page for more updates. 

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