I'm Shanice from Singapore. I would like to appeal for some funds to cover my trip to World Agility Open (WAO) Championships, this year in May 2017 at Netherlands. The 2017 World Agility Open will be held on 19-21 May at KNHS National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo, Netherlands. My dog, Zeal and I will be representing Singapore at the event competing with dog agility competitors from all over the world. I hope more support can be shown to my team with your donations of any amount ie $20, $50, $100.
We have went to the WAO 2016 event last year which is held in England and we have successfully qualified as a finalist and placed Singapore in the 28th placing overall results for Biathlon ( 525 category ).
We have qualified again for the WAO 2017 event to be held at Netherlands in May 2017. But as I have spent a big portion of my savings for the trip last year, I am trying crowd funding for my trip this year. I hope to represent Singapore at the world stage of dog agility again. I have already placed my deposit to pay for the competition fees, team tees and other miscellaneous expenses for the trip.
Some people told me not to go as I do not have enough funds but I believe if there's a will, there's a way. I've made it last year so why can't I make it again this year. However, my dream of being in the Dog Agility Singapore Team going to Netherlands will not be able to achieve without your donation for my first crowd funding campaign. I will also be using part of my own savings for the trip. I'm not asking for a free trip to represent Singapore in Netherlands in May 2017.
The donations received from this campaign will be used to cover part of the expenses below:
1) Airticket for me and my dog ( est $1600 for myself, est $800 for dog )
2) Accomodation for me and my dog ( est $700 )
3) Car rental and food expenses ( est $1500 )
4) Blood test, health checks and rabies jab ( est $350 )
5) AVA Quarantine for my dog when we return home ( est $400 )
I'm not expecting this campaign to cover all of the expenses (estimated $5000) but I hope it can at least cover some of the above expenses. Donations of $200 and above will be thanked in my video of WAO2017, on my facebook and on my website. Every $100 donations will be given 1 free session in dog agility after I come home from the trip. A personalized photo memo will be emailed after my trip to thank everyone who have donated for making my trip possible. Thanks.
If my campaign did really well, 50% of excess donation will be donated to a dog shelter of my choice and the other 50% to fund for future trip. The donation to the dog shelter will be updated here with the presentation of the cheque to the person in charge.
I sincerely appreciate all your support and donations to send my team to World Agility Open 2017, Netherlands. I look forward to the trip with your support and donations. Thank you.