Category Archives: Adventures in Fundraising

The Final Countdown.

Well, this is it. I have made my fundraising total and tomorrow, I will be setting off for Lima. From there, I will travel to Cusco, and there I will start the trek up to Macchu Pichu, the ruins of the ancient Incan city.

 

I’m bricking it.

 

But amongst the general malaise of excitement and fear that surrounds my imminent adventure, I have to admit that I’m very proud of what I’ve done. I’m proud to have raised money for such a fantastic charity, I’m proud of the friends and family who have supported me and I’m proud of myself for pushing myself to do something that, just one year ago, I would never have dreamed of doing. I only just managed to scrape together my funds – in the end, it was only a few well-timed donation and the entirety of my waitressing wages that pushed me towards the total, but I don’t regret it for a second.

 

None of this would have been possible without the help and support of my friends, and in particular my family. They have seen me through countless panics, be it over fundraising, insurance and vaccinations, and without their support I would be lost. I am very grateful to have so many wonderful people prepared to help me with my crazy adventures, and it means the world to me that they would lend their support to my deeply ridiculous schemes. I love you guys.

 

With that, there is nothing more for me to say apart from thank you, and goodbye. It’s been awesome.

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Living Below the Line – Day Five

It’s the final day of my Live Below the Line challenge. Even though my challenge ends at midnight tonight, I will still be accepting donations. If you’d like to contribute, here’s the place to do it: https://www.myraising.com/jo-harwood/incatrek2013

Living Below the Line – Day Three

Third day of living below the line. Things are starting to get difficult, I’m getting lots of headaches and I’m rapidly losing energy. But it’s all for a good cause; every donation will go directly to charity.

If you can spare even just a little that would be amazing. Even a donation no more than the price of a cup of tea is enough to make a difference to someone’s life.

Please support my efforts by donating here: https://www.myraising.com/jo-harwood/incatrek2013

Living Below the Line

For the next five days, I’m going to be living below the global poverty line in order to raise money for Practical Action. This means that over these five days, I’m only allowed to spend £5 on everything that I eat and drink.

It’s going to be difficult – it’s very likely that I’m going to go hungry – but at the end of the five days I will be able to stop. I will be able to back to my normal life – and to my normal diet – in a way that billions of people around the globe just can’t afford to do.

Please support me by sharing and liking this video on every social network site that you can think of; I’d really appreciate it. If you’d like to donate, you can do so here: https://www.myraising.com/jo-harwood/incatrek2013

I’d really appreciate whatever help you’d be willing to give. Thank you.