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Next Stop: Chicago

$3,010 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 64 people in 8 months
Created May 23, 2018
My name is Ben MacEllen, and I recently won the Toastmasters District 73 International Speech Contest in Hobart. 

Now I'm off to Chicago to compete on the world stage at the Semi-Finals of the World Championships of Public Speaking, August 22-25 (2018). If I'm successful in the semi-finals, I will be one of ten world-class speakers to compete in the finals at the Championships. 

While Toastmasters International covers a portion of costs, we need to raise funds to cover accommodation, travel, food, and other costs associated with travelling from Bendigo Australia to Chicago USA (and back). 

Any contribution, however small, would make a big difference. 

Being able to share my life experiences and journey with audiences through public speaking, is a dream come true. If I can touch one person’s life, educate one person, or help one person feel they are not alone on their journey, then I have succeeded, whether I progress to the Finals or not.

Please consider making a donation to help get me to Chicago in August.

Many thanks!

 

Ben MacEllen

Bendigo Toastmasters Club
Australia
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Update 4
Posted by Benjamin MacEllen
7 months ago
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Thank you for your generosity so far, it has truly been heartwarming. Please remember that every $5 adds up, and if you can’t afford the contribute financially, please consider sharing my campaign on your social media accounts.

Thank you.
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Update 3
Posted by Benjamin MacEllen
7 months ago
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Thanks for all the donations so far, plus the encouragement and support of so many.

Just remember, if your budget doesn't stretch to be able to afford a donation, never fear... You can still help out by sharing my campaign on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Every little bit helps.
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Update 2
Posted by Benjamin MacEllen
8 months ago
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Please consider even a small donation to help me get to Chicago in August!
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Update 1
Posted by Benjamin MacEllen
8 months ago
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Thank you for your generosity and support so far. My campaign to get to Chicago is off to a great start.
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Raised by 64 people in 8 months
Created May 23, 2018
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