Lucy Ormonde

Business Chicks 2018 Senegal Journey

So here we go ...

Since I started with Business Chicks 18 months ago, I’ve heard the most incredible stories about the work of The Hunger Project.  

The Hunger Project is a not-for-profit dedicated to ending world hunger and empowering female leaders. They say if you empower a woman, you change a whole community and that's why The Hunger Project's work is so powerful. 

Every year at Business Chicks, we facilitate a trip whereby 20 Business Chicks members travel to one of the counties where THP is doing their work.

Next year’s trip is to Senegal and I’ve signed up to be one of those 20 who go along. As part of the trip, we're each required to fundraise $10,000, all of which will go to the important work of The Hunger Project.

And to give you an idea of where that money will go:

  • $25 provides workbooks and chalk to schools in Africa
  • $60 is the size of a microfinance loan for a budding female entrepreneur and is enough to purchase a pig to farm or equipment to start a small business in sewing or hairdressing
  • $500 could allow a community to purchase food-processing equipment reducing the amount of time it takes to prepare staples, giving them more time to earn income and educate children.
  • $1000 could enable a community to drill a borehole to provide safe drinking water

If I’m being honest, the process of asking for help to reach this $10,000 goal has been hard. Anyone who knows me will know that I’m happiest when I’m in the background, so the idea of reaching out to those I know and love and asking them to support this cause well, quite frankly, it scares the s**t out of me.

So this is it.

It sounds cliché, but every dollar really does help, and any contribution you can make to the $10K goal would be so appreciated. You can make it anonymous (or leave your name so I can give you a big squeeze next time I see you!) 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$2.5k

Trevor O’hoy

Good luck Lucy.

$1.01k

John Crofts

What a brilliant contribution and so worthwhile Lucy! Good luck

$510

Jenny Mcgrath

Doing such a good thing Lucy.🏋️

$510

Lucy Ormonde

$510

Deborah Claxton

Lucy I know this trip will be life changing for you and I'm so pleased to have been able to help you take one step closer to this amazing journey.

$510

Susan Ormonde

So so proud of my girl......go Lulu! Xxx

$310

Jub

Good work girl! May the experience forever be etched in your life with fond memories, motivation, humbleness and hunour xx

$260

Noel And Jonno

An amazing opportunity xx

$260

Emma Isaacs

What Monique Bowley said.

$251

Kunal Pandya

$250

Hugo Bryant

$250

Jasmine Dindas

Very proud of you Lucy. Warm regards

$250

Marilyn Takle

With love from Mez,Pete,Prue,David and Jasmine........Go Girl! xx

$208

Jamila Rizvi

Go you good thing. ❤️

$208

Lizzie & Graeme Tyas

You go girl very proud of you xxxx

$200

Jan & Pete

$166.40

Olivia Ruello

Super proud of you Lucy loo!

$166.40

Miriam Wilson

You are going where : ) ? You are amazing. Xxmimi

$166.40

Felicity Owen

Good luck aunty Lulu!! We love you! Xxx

$104

Aileen

Good luck Lucy!

$104

Heather And Duncan

Awesome cause to get involved in Lucy - good for you!

$104

Helen Perry

With pleasure and admiration Lucy. Xx

$104

Amber Kingsley

YOU ROCK! So bloody proud! x

$104

Liz Oxlade

$104

Nicky Champ

Don't leave your day job though, K?

$104

Amy Williams

What an amazing opportunity Lulu! Good luck, can’t wait to hear all about it

$104

John Oxlade

$104

Lorraine And Chris

Well done Lucy here's a little bit more towards your goal x

$104

Phil And Tamara

Sounds like a very worthwhile cause... Good on you Lucy!

$104

Vivi Mercoulia

Well done Lucy!

$100

Monique Bowley

Shut up and take my money

$100

Rebecca Bodman

You legend!

$100

Pia&roland Schmid

$72.80

Chantal Noble

Such an exciting adventure Luce, go you!! x

$62.40

Miranda Middleton

GO LUCE! Sounds amazing xxxx

$62.40

Jenny Telfer

Well done, a great cause Lucy. Look forward to hearing all about it Jenny

$62.40

Lesley Dredge

$62.40

Vanessa Rodriguez

Goodluck! What a wonderful cause!

$62.40

Jaz, Holly, Indi

good luck supporting a great cause! - J you're an inspiration to young children! H hope you achieve your goal - I

$60.32

Kate Ormonde

Such a great project to be supporting Lucy.

$60.32

Holly Wainwright

Wish I was coming with you, my excellent friend. Go, do good things xxx

$60

Lynda Corr

$60

Freya Boyd

Great Job Luce!

$58

Karen Day

Great work .. Embrace the amazing opportunity

$58

Brittany Corr

Sounds amazing! Fantastic work xx

$58

Katie Riches-mcgovern

Go Lucy O, another amazing act by you!

$52

Georgie Dent

Love your work Luce. You are happy in the background but front and centre need you.

$52

Megan Mcbride

Lucy, you are a true legend! xx

$52

Jane Ormonde

What a great thing to be doing Lu. Courageous and deeply meaningful. Go well!

$52

Stox

who run the world?

$52

Hayley Scott

Luce!! You're a dead set legend. So proud of you! Cannot wait to hear about this incredible experience. Wishing you all the best. Mwah xx

$52

Samantha Griffith

So proud of you Lucy, you're an absolute legend xxx

$52

Kate Lawrence

Good work lucy!

$52

Pippa Tourney

Goooooooo Lu!!

$52

Jackie H

Go Lucy!!!! I can't wait share this journey with you. You are an amazing women Jackie xxxx

$52

Sara Jenkins

Go Lucy, go!

$50

John Oxlade

$50

Lucy Cheek

Go Luce! x

$26

Kristine Colliver

Wishing you an amazing life changing experience.

$26

Kate Ritchie

Can't wait to hear all about your trip Lucy.

$26

Lisa Hili

$26

Lucy Gransbury

I concede. You’re clearly the better Lucy. X

$26

Anonymous

I smiled when I saw this. Also I hope you have a great time.

$26

Amy Northwood

$26

Grace Keyworth

👊🏻

$26

Melissa Fyfe

Well done Lucy. So proud to know someone like you.

$26

Lizzie Marton

$26

Tracey Wheeker

Good luck Lucy....what a wonderful thing to do! Tracey Wheeler

$25

Alissa Warren

Best on ground xxx

$25

Cecilia Blakeley

$25

Penny M

GOOOOO LUCY (WHO'S LUCY)

$25

Rebecca Summers

So proud of you Luce. xxx