And now for something different…

Hello all,

I hope you’re all looking forward to receiving a well overdue spanking when I start working again from the 4th July….I for one cannot wait.

I am writing this short blog to see if anyone has had any experience with crowdfunding or similar ?

As most of you know I go out to South Africa on safari quite often, over the years I have been shown some of the most incredible sights and experienced things I could never have dreamed of, all of this has been down to one man, my ranger Sean who I’ve followed from one private game reserve in the Sabi Sands to the one he is head ranger at in the Timbavati.

Sean is the most passionate person I’ve ever met regarding nature, I’ve marvelled at blades of grass to being wowed by seeing the worlds most trafficked and incredibly rare animal the pangolin.

He is a keen photographer and i would love to buy him a super dooper piece of kit so he can continue to share his passion with so many of us fortunate enough to experience safari and those of us that never will, he has often spoke of being able to sell his photos online, through his work etc but doesn’t have the fastest of lenses etc.

When I last saw him I knew that South Africa had closed to tourism and with that came being laid off from work as the lodge had to close, the future is so uncertain for all of the staff and at the moment he remains with his family living at the lodge in the hope that tourism will start up and the guests can return. Their young daughter is being home schooled as they live 90 minutes from the nearest town where she usually goes to school but fuel for the car is a luxury they have had to cut back on as well as many other things so I just wanted to do something nice for him….buy a professional piece of camera equipment that he will have for many years so he can continue to do what he loves and also start a side business.

I thought I would try and raise the money but having never done anything like this before would welcome any experiences or info that anyone could give.

I’m wanting to raise £13,000.

Please do send me an email at opheliadehavilland@icloud.com

Thank you x

Miss Ophelia