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So who is the amazing individual behind this fundraiser? (Obviously a modest one)
My name is Lara Marks-Nash. I grew up in Canberra and after finishing high school I worked as a travel agent, and then did an extended ‘gap year’ overseas. I have always loved travelling and so far have visited 17 countries in 4 continents. Choosing a favourite place is impossible – my top three are magical Reykyavik, the stunning highlands of Scotland and the ever-energetic and vibrant New York City. My favourite part of travelling (apart from the food, as my friends would know) is connecting with people – especially through travel networks such as Couchsurfing, WWOOFing and Helpx – and sharing our similarities and differences.
How did this fundraiser come about? I was reading the newsletter of JustGiving, a UK-based online fundraiser website. After reading through their summary of the most creative fundraisers they’ve had in the last 3 years, I was inspired. Fundraising doesn’t have to be boring or guilt-driven. It can be about doing something you love, getting other people to enjoy it too, and the bonus of the doantions helping out others in the world. So I sat there that night, after reading the newsletter, wondering how I could make my love of travel and impending Australian trip a fundraiser?….Oh, postcards! An idea was born.
When I’m not off travelling Australia or the world, I enjoy stimulating conversation over coffee, trying out foods I’ve never heard of, eating fruit in the sun, reading about people who defy the odds, and hip-hop/street dancing (usually in my kitchen).
If you’d like to contact me about this fundraiser, please feel free to drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
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