“I wanted to help a child from a poor community,” she explains. “I thought I could accomplish that (the farmyard) and I thought it would be very helpful for a community.”
With the support of her family, friends and some local businesses, Rebecca raised a total of $937, exceeding her fundraising target by a whopping $200. With extra funds up her sleeve, Rebecca not only bought the farmyard for a family in need, she also bought school supplies for a child to continue their education, and mosquito nets to protect children in malaria-affected countries.
So what top tips does Rebecca have for other aspiring fundraisers? “Tell as many people as you can and try your hardest.”
Special thanks to Jacobs Bakery in Bridgeman Downs, IGA in McDowell, Spar in Bridgeman Downs, Mum, Hudson, Dad, Grant, Grandma, Nana and Ms Meiklejohn for supporting Rebecca in her fundraising efforts.