I know this is incredibly cheeky of me, but I just want you all to know I wouldn't even be posting this if I wasn't getting desperate.
For those of you who may not know, my name is Nicole Coyne and I am a 20 year old Irish graduate. I graduated from University last year and am currently taking a couple of years off to travel and volunteer around the world.
I am doing all my volunteer work through WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts), and have already completed a 3 month volunteer period in Our Chalet, one of our International centers, in Adelboden, Switzerland.
Thanks to WAGGGS and Irish Girl Guides, I have been given the incredible opportunity to live at another International World Center, this time in Pune India, for the duration of my volunteer period.
The center is called "Sangam" and I was selected, through an application process, to work with them on one of their Community Programmes. As of right now I do not know which programme I will be working on, but I will be working there from August 31st - November 30th 2013.
I've been trying to work out how I'm going to raise the money to get myself over to India, as it is not an inexpensive trip (here's where the cheekiness comes in, hold on to your hats). I have set up an online donation page for anyone who would like to support me, you can donate anonymously if you like and if you can't donate at all that's cool too.
I'm really just chancing my arm right now because as I said I'm getting desperate.
I apologize for posting this on the group page, but I'm trying to reach out to as many people as possible (if you guys could see my facebook and tumblr right now... It's ridiculous).
As I said, any help is welcome and thank you so much if you've read this far! Don't worry, this won't happen again, I'm not going to keep bothering you all with it!
**(QUESTION TIME! Have any of you ever had to do a lot of fundraising for anything even remotely similar to this? If so, how did you do it (without having an anxiety attack every 20 minutes)?**