We've raised enough to book the tickets and so Mum and Dad will spend three weeks in Ghana from the 4th of August, Lord willing. I'll be letting them know this Friday, Lord willing!
Not entirely out of the woods though as the airline have reminded us that the full balance must be paid up by August 2nd - just under a couple of weeks! If you're reading this and haven't donated, please prayerfully consider doing so and if you have - a massive thank-you once again. Means the world to me!
Firstly, a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has donated thus far! I've been so encouraged to see everyone's willingness to help during such a tough time for my folks.
Secondly, I just wanted to keep you posted as to the latest on my plans to send my parents off on holiday for a while. I initially had a gracious offer from a dear friend in Germany to use a holiday property they had in the Black Forest in Germany, however I officially heard this morning that due to some legal wrangling, that option is not closed.
That being said, another opportunity opened up this evening for which I am incredibly thankful. One of my dad's friends in Ghana heard about this fundraiser and gave me a call, offering to match any donations to cover two flights to Ghana this August. Having made some calls, he was able to find tickets for £798/person (which isn't bad if you know anything about travelling to Ghana in the middle of the summer season!)
I think it would be great for them to get as far from home as they can for a while and so I've amended the tracker in the hopes that we'll be able to raise the money for their flights. Really thankful to everyone who has donated thus far - hopefully we can make it happen together!