Help Support a Good Cause!

Hi Everyone

I am aware I have been pretty quiet on here for a while…in fact I have been just outright slack! I arrived back in New Zealand in April 2014 after spending 9 months in South America and since arriving back, I have been busy going through the extensive process of becoming a Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) volunteer.

I am really thrilled to be going to Samoa early next month on a 6 month assignment as Office Management Adviser for Farmers Samoa Incorporated. A whole new adventure to blog about (once I have updated you with some more of my South American adventures.)

Because VSA isn’t Government funded, the money has to come from somewhere. Volunteers are asked to do some fundraising in order for VSA to continue their awesome work…VSA send people, not money. They also ensure that the work the volunteers do is sustainable once the volunteers leave. I will be recruiting a local person to continue with the Office Management once I leave.

So, how can you help? Very easily…please visit my fundraising page and make a donation…it’s as simple as that. Just click here and you will be taken to my page.

No donation is too small! If you are in New Zealand, any donations over $5.00 are of course tax deductible, so you will receive a receipt.

Please note, your donation doesn’t go directly to the assignment I am doing. It goes into the VSA pool of funds to help all VSA volunteers. Donations can also be made by my overseas friends.

Thank you in advance for your help and support. You are making the difference to many lives in Asia and the Pacific.

“VSA is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteer agency working in international development. We bring together New Zealanders and our Asia-Pacific neighbours to share their skills and experience, working to transform lives and create a fair future for all.

Sir Edmund Hillary, VSA’s founding President, believed passionately that if people work together in equal partnership they can achieve great things. Today VSA knows that we make the most difference through people, partnerships and the lasting relationships these create.” …via VSA’s website. You can read more at about VSA by clicking here.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you will find information on VSA’s website, or contact me. I am more than happy to share my positive experience thus far.

Snow predicted…

Oh great, snow predicted in Christchurch. I just happen to be flying into Christchurch on 3 July and out of Christchurch on 6 July to Auckland to catch my flight to Santiago, Chile. You better have cleared up by then snow! I guess if the worst comes to the worst, I can skip Christchurch and get up to Auckland to get my flight to Santiago.