What has been your favourite fundraiser so far?
Definitely making my Polymer Clay Earrings! I’ve really enjoyed being creative and putting apart of ‘me’ into fundraising.
What has been your biggest challenge with fundraising this year?
Going into lock-down I felt like I wouldn’t be able to fundraise at all, all my ideas for the year couldn’t necessarily go on. I was starting to get nervous about deadlines. However, soon I began to try and think outside the box and come up with some ideas that could be done during lock-down – although this process was hard it was definitely worth it, coming up with unique ideas felt very rewarding.
What have you learnt from the experience?
Fundraising experience – I’ve learnt that even during difficult times that I still wanted to help people that were less fortunate than me. I thought fundraising would be impossible, but I have learnt how heart-warming it is to see how many of my friends, family and even strangers want to support Dig Deep, just like me.
Do you have any tips for fundraising?
Everyone’s in the same boat, we all have to raise the same amount – so if I can do it you can to! Don’t leave fundraising to the last minute and try to not overthink it – the more fun you make it the more rewarding the process is and the more excited you are for the climb.
What has been your favourite moment?
Me and another University friend signed up to climb Kilimanjaro together, and I think one of my favourite moments has been sitting with her watching YouTube videos from other students that have took part in the past, looking at pictures they took whilst on Kilimanjaro and at the extended trips. It got us both excited and all the stresses of fundraising seemed small.
Thank you for talking to us Ellie, we are so excited to see the amazing fundraising you do over the coming year and watching you reach the Roof of Africa next summer!
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