Cambodia trip udderly life-changing

TWO local ladies are preparing to take the trip of a lifetime to help others in need.

Friends and co-workers Brooke Waters, of Hamley Bridge, and Tara Kneebone, of Gawler, have signed up for television personality Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello’s Cows for Cambodia project, which is an initiative designed to be a sustainable solution to poverty.

The project involves ‘loaning’ Cambodian families one of the charity’s pregnant cows and then returning it once it has given birth to its calf.

Project participants are asked to raise $2000 each for the charity, and are then invited on a self-funded, nine-day tour to see, directly, where the funds go by working with the families and the cows.

“I thought it was a great opportunity to give something back,” Ms Kneebone said.

“We don’t know poverty like the people in these countries do, so this will change someone’s life (and) not many people can say they’ve done that.

“What I hope I can get from this is that sense that we have helped someone and changed a family’s life.”

Mrs Waters said, already, they’ve had significant support from local businesses and are hoping that the community will help them reach their minimum $4000 fundraising target.

“We have a movie event organised…but in addition to that we have been seeking support from businesses to sponsor us,” she said.

“We have got the Johnson family, from J.T. Johnsons Kapunda, who actually put forward $2000 on Friday, which was amazing.

“Also, First National Peoples’ Choice Gawler, we sent them a letter just introducing ourselves, and they are now on-board and have given us $500.

“We have also had a lot of goods and services put forward from many other businesses for our raffles; it is all really overwhelming.”

The ladies’ movie night, on November 27, will start at 7pm at Gawler Cinema, showing Daddy’s Home 2.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from Gawler Cinema, or Gallery 14 at Hamley Bridge.

Movie-goers are invited to stop by Café Nova before the screening, as the business will be donating 20 per cent of every bill to the ladies’ fundraiser.

For more, visit the ‘Cows for Cambodia – Moochas Grassias’ Facebook page.

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Growing up in Roseworthy and attending Kapunda High School, Laura joins The Bunyip in June, 2016 whilst completing the final year of a double degree in Journalism and International Relations at University of SA. This is Laura's first role as a Journalist following a stint at Gawler Council in the Communications Department. She will cover the news in the Playford and Mallala council regions. Outside of work, Laura enjoys anything health and well-being related, and can be regularly seen shopping for fresh, healthy produce at local markets.

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