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Send a Betty to Belfast

$210 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 4 months
My name is Kate George, and I'm a mystery author. I'm starting a new series about a reluctant travel coordinator who runs into murder and mayhem, but I can't very well write about traveling, can I? But this isn't a fundraiser about me.

The thing about travel, besides being fun, is that it's mind expanding. Experiencing other cultures has a way of opening up our minds to other possibilities, and connecting us with other people across the world. And so many people can't afford to travel.

I'm bringing one woman, someone I know who couldn't afford to go with me under normal circumstances, but who needs some time away and would benefit not only from a break from her daily responsibilities but also could use the experience of another culture, new places and the company of other travels like herself. 

But I can only help one woman, and there are so many more who would benefit from a break from their day to day lives. This is where you come in. I want you to help me bring more women on this trip. 

For Every $5000 raised I can pay for one person for 15 days to Scotland and Ireland.  They will have a few expenses, like getting a passport, and the extra meals and I've factored that in. If you go to  http://kategeorge.grouptoursite.com/ you can see the details of the trip and expenses. The final payment is due in May 2017, but I will need the entire amount before I can make a reservation, so if you are thinking of donating don't delay!

Not only will I be thankful for your help, but you will also be part of a team of people doing something wonderful for a woman who wouldn't otherwise be able to experience this kind of travel. You'll be making the world just that much better.

How will I decide who to take? I have a network of trusted friends who I will ask to nominate women who they feel would benefit. If we have more applicants than available scholarships we'll vote. I don't know a better way to manage this. Do you?
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Update 6
Posted by Kate George
1 month ago
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A bunch of new donations today. Thank you, everyone! Stephanie is very excited for this trip, as am I!

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Update 5
Posted by Kate George
1 month ago
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Meet Stephanie. She's too shy to have her photo online, and I don't blame her. She's the mom of two young boys and has a wonderful husband. She works full time, but like many of us, she longs to see the world and finances won't permit it.

She is lovely and friendly and fun. Would do anything for anybody.

Her lifelong dream is to travel to Scotland and Ireland. And I'm going to make that happen. Won't you help me? Even the smallest pledge would help. Do you have an extra $1? Could you go without a coffee and donate $3? Pass it on. But if you do, or if you don't I'm taking this Betty to Belfast because the world needs a little joy.
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Update 4
Posted by Kate George
2 months ago
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I'd love to give the Christmas Present of a trip to the UK. Even a small donation would help. Can I count on you?
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Update 3
Posted by Kate George
3 months ago
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It's giving Tuesday - a great day to give the gift of a lifetime! It doesn't have to be a large amount, even the tiniest of donations helps. Just think if everyone who saw this gave a dollar and shared it with their friends and they gave a dollar... we'd be fully funded in a heartbeat!

Like I said, it's giving Tuesday. Pitch in! Donate to your favorite cause.
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Lynda Salem Lorow
3 months ago

I really don't have any money but I shared for you!

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$210 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 4 months
Created October 23, 2016
$10
Daily Updates!
Daily emails from me while we are on the road, including comments about who might make the best murder victim and why!
$15
Daily Photos!
Daily emails (see $10 reward) with a photograph attached each day.
$20
The Virtual Tou
A Virtual Trip to Scotland: An electronic copy of my tour notes, plus access to the electronic files of all the trip photos.
$30
The Calendar
A 2017 Calendar with Photos from our trip.
$35
The Book!
A signed limited edition of the novel when finished. The Kickstarter edition will have a transcription of the notes I take while we are on the trip. You have to
$50
Twofer
Both the Calendar and the Limited Edition Novel. There will be two delivery dates, September 2017 for the Calendar and approx. a year later for the book.
$100
Goody Bag
A goody bag in the mail containing all the surprises the travelers will receive in their goody bag on the trip.
$200
Goody Bag Plus
The goody bag, Calendar and Novel. The Goody Bag and Calendar will ship in September 2017, the Novel toward the end of 2018.
$500
Sponsor
All the previous awards, plus your name printed on the Goody Bag as a Sponsor of the Send a Betty to Belfast.
$1,705
Half Benefactor
Half the land cost of the trip. You'll support half a traveler and we'll bring your picture along with us to photo at the sights. It'll be like you are there.
$3,410
Benefactor
Pay the entire land cost for one traveler. Receive all the rewards from the lower reward levels and a personal letter from your the traveler you sponsor.
$5,000
You're Da Boss
Sponsor an entire trip, including extra meals and passport costs. Get all the rewards plus a digital video of the trip. Be da boss!
EH
$35
Emily Hanlon
1 month ago
$10
Viki Scher-Ivens
1 month ago

Yay for Scotland! May this trip be everything you want it to be and more!

KB
$5
Karen Buys
1 month ago

Do not send the money back. ♥

$5
Deborah Blake
1 month ago
$35
Anonymous
1 month ago
EF
$35
Emily Fitzgerald
3 months ago
$35
Anonymous
3 months ago
$50
Jude Lamare
3 months ago
Lynda Salem Lorow
3 months ago

I really don't have any money but I shared for you!

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