A few little things have added more money to the pot since my last post but with some big new coming at the end!
First off, a big thank you to my neighbour Irene Bruce who sold some homemade tablet in the staffroom at school and raised £16 for me. Also a big thank you to my nanny and some of her friends for £25 – nanny has been selling mug mats for me at home in Northern Ireland. Finally, I organised a last minute Rugby World Cup sweepstake that pulled in £40 with a £20 cash prize waiting for whoever drew the eventual winners. Every little helps, as they say!
I have also spent the last few weeks creating a fundraising leaflet and writing letters to send out to charitable trusts. The range of trust available to me is fairly limited mostly because most will not give to individual fundraisers and there are not that many that operate inside Scotland but the handful that I have seem to be well suited to what I am doing. I will post my letters once my leaflet is printed and I am incredibly grateful to the Realising Dreams Foundation who have offered to do this for me.
The Realising Dreams Foundation aims to support individual children and young people (aged 5 to 21 years old) with a talent, drive and ambition who haven’t been able to realise their dreams because of a lack of funding or support from other charities.
However, there’s even better news to come from the Realising Dreams Foundation. As well as agreeing to print my leaflet for me and promote my blog on their website, they have promised that if I reach a target of £5,000 they will pay for the remaining £1,200!!! This a massive step towards Honduras and I am so grateful for their support.