Well, it’s hard to start to explain an incredible trip, where the first time in over 4 years I had no access to technology (or lack thereof) for a week long period in a busy time of the year. This trip was unique, in every way shape and form, from the first interaction of getting on board the trip, to the moment I jumped on the plane to go home, and every thing in between.
I was introduced to John VW, Founder and Chair of Fair Game. months ago, by my good friend Jamie Shaw, who at the time realised that between my passions for sport and making a difference, and Johns growth in his charity, there would be obvious cross overs.
Our first interaction was on a Google hangout, I was in between meetings, and John was in an operating theatre.. Standard right? We chatted about each of our stories, and hit it off. It was the exact time where I was wanting to look into charities in Australia, particularly making a difference to less privileged Aussies, and that’s exactly what Fair Game is about.
Long and short, we connected well, I told John if there was a spot on any of their trips out to the Kimberley region to let me know, and I’d see what I could do. A phone rang, they had a spot in October, and we locked it in.
Day 1&2 – Friday/Saturday 2nd/3rd October:
Fast forward 2 months and I arrive in Perth, greeted well at the Airport by John. The day was long with flying, and it’s a busy afternoon ahead. We get sorted and that Friday night Fair Game has a quiz night fundraiser on – Perfect way to meet the brains behind the organisation.
The night was a success, and I believe they raised $10,000 – Was in the beautiful Mosman Park Yacht Club and I met half the crowd, from the volunteers to the early adopters, everyone’s spirits were high, and I knew I was in for an exciting week ahead.
Saturday comes, I check out the sites of Perth with some Fair Gamers, cliff jumping, beach, WA sunsets, Social Enterprise planning and game changing chats.