You may remember that I was challenged into wearing a dress for the first time in 20 years. It wasn’t an easy challenge, but as it involved raising funds for The Q Foundation, I could hardly refuse!
Back in my comfort zone (translate that to back in comfortable pants), I made the decision to auction the dress since I had no intention of wearing it again! The auction raised $500 and since we had such encouraging success with the dress challenge, we felt it would be great to use the auction funds to help another organisation.
We asked some of the charity organisations around to name some of the items on their wish list and our friends at Next Generation Cambodia (NGC) informed us that a well was high priority on their list.
If you have travelled to Asia in the summer, you will know that temperatures can soar as high as 45 degrees in the shade. The land is dry and dusty and water becomes a real problem as the rivers and streams dry up. Having clean, pure water to drink, cook with and bathe in is a necessity of life and one that we often take for granted.
Knowing the importance of this we jumped at the opportunity to provide water for our friends at NGC. The well has now been completed, and what we love about this project is that it is a gift that will keep on giving for years and generations to come!
This is why we do what we do at The Q Foundation. It gives us so much pleasure to know that we have made a difference in the lives of others.
Thank you to all of you who made this possible, both with the fundraising related to the Frockstar challenge and the auction of the dress. We couldn’t do what we do without your help and isn’t it great to know that not only have our awesome children benefited from this fundraising event, but the children in Cambodia have shared in the benefits as well.