House Partyyy

On 27th May, my boyfriends parents hosted a fundraising house party with me at their place. I invited my friends and they invited theirs, we had a BBQ and a friend of the family lent us his sound systems, lights and smoke machine for the party. It was a charge of £2 per person, and then donations for the BBQ. In total that night we raised £212.15! Which is a lot more than I was expecting considering how many people were there.

For 3 weeks running I have also been selling pancakes and waffles at the college after pancake day was a success. Unfortunately I didn’t have this idea sooner. Over the weeks the college has gotten quieter and quieter due to different classes taking study leave at different times and some courses even finishing. But a total of £75.18 was raised.

I now have a total of £5,542.10 (89.39% of £6200) not including my skydive sponsors. The jump is exactly one month away from now. So far I have £179 worth of sponsors and hopefully this skydive will raise some more.

I had hoped I would have raised all the money by now as my exams are starting next week. But not to worry, after exams I have an entire 2 months to raise the last £400+ to go. I’m unsure what events to do, if anyone has any suggestions or recommendations please let me know. I think a quiz night is something people have asked for me to again. I’ll post an update with details of my next events in a few weeks.

In the mean time, please sponsor my skydive which is starting to become a daunting reality!


Placement Confirmed

On Friday I received an email giving me details of my placement. It has been confirmed that I will be leaving for South Africa in the first week of September. I will be living and working at Mitchell House school. My work will involve working within the Enrichment Centre which is the learning environment for children with mental and physical disabilities. This will include one to one sessions taking the children to the mainstream classes, arts and crafts, cooking sessions, life skills sessions (writing CV’s, preparing for interviews etc), basic hygiene/grooming sessions, horse riding, swimming, social integration sessions, sexuality awareness sessions for the older students, basic numeracy, basic English and more.

I now have to start the process of getting my visa, inoculations, and all the equipment I’ll need for my year abroad. My running total is £5315.23 which means I have £884.77 left to fundraise with 4 months left before I leave.

My training on Coll is on the 6th July and I’ll learn all the crucial information I need whilst there including my definte date for my flight.

I am still looking for sponsors for my skydive. So far I have £179, if i get £46 more, someone has agreed to match my sponsorships and donate £225. So if you would like to sponsor me, please donate via the link