Get the SA Champ to the World Barista Championships in Melbourne!

  • US$3,192.00
    raised of $4,500.00 goal
70% Funded
49 Donors

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Hello! My name is Winston (Douglas) Thomas. I am the current South African Barista Champion (2020) and I need some support to get to the World Barista Championships in Melbourne later this year :)

So the World Coffee Championships is basically the Olympics of coffee and the World Barista Championships is the main event - the 100m sprint! I have participated in this event twice before. In 2017 finishing 41st in the world and in 2018 finishing 32nd in the world (a South African has never made it past the first round and onto the Semi Finals and Finals). On my third attempt I am older, wiser and understand what it takes to do better. The only challenge is that I do not have the financial backing given to competitors each year due to COVID related challenges. Thus the fund-raising campaign!

Travelling and expenses in Melbourne is not cheap. Generally this is covered for each competitor but unfortunately not this time around. I would use the funding for my flights, extra luggage, accommodation, VISA, in country travel expenses and more. None of the cash raised would be for my own pocket - all funds raised would go towards competition related expenses.

I do appreciate your support!

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 20, 2022
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  • Maverick Swartz
  • Donated on Aug 12, 2022
  • Bring back the gold Champ!!!

$15.00
  • Staragold Copenhagen
  • Donated on Aug 11, 2022
$100.00
Aug 06

An extra week!

Update posted by Winston Thomas at 08:47 am

I really do appreciate everyones support on this campaign. Whether it was a donation, share, like or just words of encouragement - it really does mean so much! On the last day of the campaign we were at 65% but the SA Coffee Association got in touch to confirm they. . . . .

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49 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 20, 2022
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  • Maverick Swartz
  • Donated on Aug 12, 2022
  • Bring back the gold Champ!!!

$15.00
  • Staragold Copenhagen
  • Donated on Aug 11, 2022
$100.00
  • Shivanan Dulichan
  • Donated on Aug 09, 2022
  • All the Good vibes!!!

$60.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 31, 2022
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$160.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 28, 2022
$20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2022
  • Show them winnie! If Strand can world cup winning rugby players, I'm sure it can produce world champion Baristas. Best of luck bro

$150.00
  • Neil Maree
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2022
  • Go get em! Love, Genio

$100.00
  • Chris Coetzee
  • Donated on Jul 27, 2022
  • Get it

$10.00
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US$3,192.00
raised of $4,500.00 goal
70% Funded
49 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities