Last year I had the incredible opportunity, as
part of Girlguiding, to go on a service project
trip to Australia. Many of you in the village
attended my fundraising events and/or gave
donations towards my trip, and I am appreciative
of everybody who attended or donated. I have
written a brief overview of what happened on my
We visited eight different places and met so
many new people. I saw the New Year fireworks
next to the Sydney Opera House, as I had earlier
helped at the Lord Mayorís picnic for disabled
and disadvantaged children.
We travelled up the East Coast visiting Surfers
Paradise, Byron Bay and Brisbane (where I held
this Koala!) In Brisbane we also saw a lot of
beautiful scenery and waterfalls, and I even
learned how to throw a boomerang! It was a short
flight from Brisbane to Cairns, where I had the
incredible opportunity to go swimming in the
Great Barrier Reef.
From Cairns we flew to Ayres Rock where we did a
sunrise camel tour which was breathtaking. We
also learnt how to paint like an Aborigine and
took home our own Aboriginal art.
From Ayres Rock we took the journey home, on the
way stopping off in Singapore for three days. In
Singapore we visited the flower dome which was a
beautiful array of flowers all over a hotel.
After this, we made a short stop in Dubai before
heading back to Birmingham.
I just want to say a huge thank you again for
the donations or your input towards this trip.
Without all the support I received from the
village, I would have never been able to gain
the lifelong experiences Iíve had.