For Flock's sake, fund me
- By: Lindsay Mandy
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/lindsay-mandy
My name is Lindsay Mandy, and I am raising traveling funds for myself. I am 24-years-old, and study at Stellenbosch University. I am currently doing my Master's there in Political Science.
This campaign is for the love of birds and the expensive adventures they take us on. It is also for my studies and it's academic contribution to the field of conservation.
I am crowd funding for my ticket onto the Flock to Marion birding cruise going out in January 2021.
Since I am a full-time Master's student with a passion for birding (occupying my every weekend), raising funds alone for this trip-of-a-lifetime is a big challenge.
So instead of stealing the money (not that I'd know how), I'd rather beg from all the gracious donors out there. I would like to, if possible, have these funds raised over the next few months so that I can pay off the ticket I have booked.
In all seriousness, I am aware that there are other campaigns out there for more philanthropic and deserving causes than myself. In light of that, raising these funds may only benefit myself and my own studies.
Having the opportunity to partake in this event does, however, have the potential to reach beyond the benefit of my own studies in Political Science and it's contribution to conservation. The research I am involved in is dedicated to understanding the political nature of threats in conserving southern Africa's endangered wildlife species. Having the opportunity to network on this trip with the multitude of conservationists attending will help me bridge the gap between those in politics and those dedicated to protecting endangered species. Understanding and bridging this gap is essential for the future success of conservation and the survival of our endangered wildlife.
Attending this trip thus has the potential to benefit my studies and the contribution my work will make to the lack of research understanding the politics of conservation.
The funds raised will be used to pay off the ticket for this trip (R11 000) and the flight I will have to take from Cape Town to Durban to board the ship.
- Mar 04, 2020 - R 525.00
- "Wishing you all the best! What a wonderful opportunity. x" - The Youngs
- Mar 03, 2020 - USD $ 50.85
- "I love you special girl. So proud of you always! " - Ashleigh
- Jan 23, 2020 - R 102.82
- "Hope!!" - Kim T
- Jan 23, 2020 - R 102.82
- "Enjoy!" - B.Gemmell
- Jan 18, 2020 - R 203.50
- "See you on board " - Fellowflocker
- Jan 16, 2020 - R 411.28
- "Go love the birds!" - Tyrer
- Jan 16, 2020 - R 308.46
- "I hope you get to flock off on this trip & enjoy it to the full xx" - KAT