Meet Brianna, one of our fundraising heros from 2017.
Brianna is one of our members who volunteered with Red Cross as a street collector. Usually street collectors volunteer for one timeslot; last year Brianna volunteered at twice over the two-day street appeal! She then took part in Red Cross Journey as a team with her university's Asylum Seeker Support Group, and won the social media competition with this photo of her clocking steps up in the bush.
‘It opened my eyes to the hardship that the Tamim family and many others have to go through in order to feel safe. The videos throughout the journey show the amazing work that Red Cross do to help the families settle and become involved in the communities they are placed it.’
Brianna did this all while studying for her degree, and is now working part time while completing her professionals course to be admitted to the bar.
‘Growing up in Palmerston North (one of the refugee resettlement communities) I have always been aware of the benefits that many different cultures bring to the community so it was great to see what actually happens throughout the process. It was also a great excuse to get out and about and keep active.’
If you haven't already, jump on social media to post a photo and hastag #redcrossjourney and #kathmandu.
The prize winners will be chosen by our friends at Kathmandu after Red Cross Journey ends on 31 May. Good luck!